Gotta Watch: Kid drivers
A young boy drives a car while his father encourages him.
September 6th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Kid drivers

There are bad drivers. There are "beary" bad drivers and then there are kid drivers. You read that correctly - children getting behind the wheel and hitting the roadway years before they're legally allowed to do so. You've gotta watch these tiny drivers get behind the wheel and see what happens next.

A family drive – The whole family hops into the car for this seven-year-old's country drive. With mom and baby unbuckled in the back and dad filming the littlest driver in the front, the boy steers his away along the road.
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Snack attack – A six-year-old boy was on a mission. This was no joy ride. He was hungry and headed to the nearest store for grub. Along the way, he had to stand up just to shift gears. Watch how this food run ends.
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I missed the bus – A six-year-old decides to grab the family's car keys and head to school after he misses his school bus. He's determined to take on the 10-mile trek and get to class on time.
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  1. Uraluni

    These kids are still better than a typical Philly area driver.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fish

    What a moron to not only let their 7 year old drive, but posts the video of it on YouTube! Do they let him drink beer and smoke too?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. CORA FLDS

    I wish they would have blogs about us Mormons. We drive funnt sometimes too.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • rhobere

      you're not kidding. I just moved to SLC and this town does not know how to drive. lol.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robin

    Why is no one addressing the air bag factor?! The slightest bumper accident and air bags are deployed. These children are in grave danger. In no way should these videos be publicized and exploited, giving others ideas. Some child is going to be killed.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cj

    Actually quite impressive.... Yes and scary

    September 6, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Josh

    I'm impressed that the one 6 yo was able to successfully deal with shifting gears. I know a lot of adults who couldn't do the same.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Anyone can shift the gears, doing so without damaging the transmission is the problem. Whoever said he didn't ruin the clutch?

      September 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Josh

    I have one friend who use to take his, then, 12 yo old son with him to the bar, to be the "designated driver" when it came time to return home.

    What's safer? A 12 yo or a drunken 40 yo ?

    September 6, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. JOE

    Gotta watch kids behind the wheel: George W. Bush 2004 – 2008.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. JOE

    Correction... Gotta watch kids behind the wheek: George W. Bush 2000 – 2008.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Abrah Kadabrah

      Worse than that is Obozo from 2008-present. Talk about wet-nosed kid.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. O.o

    That kid is a better driver than 90% of the people on the road currently driving around in Florida.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scott

    WOW...enough said

    September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Teri

    Anybody seen the video of the 4 year old driving in China? She drives better than half the adults in this country.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hippypoet

    your never too old to learn but you can be too young to try! its the law! lol aleast if your gunna let your kid drive, give him a beer dude! i mean come on... take him to a parking lot, THATS EMPTY for something like this... and still give him a beer. yum, beer!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Drakorex1

    I Wonder if the kid gets a ticket too?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bob

    They didn't show the best one, "Fast Cars, Bad Kids"

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Is "Fast Cars, Bad Kids" that one on YouTube? I think it's great!

      September 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
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