Driving without a valid driving license is a major crime in India, but this 10-year-old kid is taking a joyride in a Hyundai Creta without even wearing a seatbelt.
In India, one has to be at least 18 years old to apply for a driving license. But, underage kids/children can often be seen driving on the roads. And, for the same reason, they are challaned with heavy fines. However, this seems to have no effect on some car owners of our country. The point of focus today is a video showing a 10-year-old driving a Hyundai Creta. It can be seen in the video that the child is portrayed as the main lead in a song. In the clip, the boy can be seen driving the Creta on crowded roads and reversing the car in congested streets.
The kid driving the Creta is not following the traffic rules either. He is not tall enough to reach the pedals while sitting comfortably on the seat. Therefore, he is sitting on the front most edge of the seat squab in order to reach the pedals. There’s a girl as well, who is using the co-driver seat. And, none of the two can be seen wearing the seatbelts. The Creta in the video is the last generation model and is an automatic variant of the car. We would like to tell you that in an automatic car, only the right foot is used to control the pedals. However, in the video, the kid is using both of his feet to operate the accelerator and brake pedals.
The kid driving the Hyundai Creta does not even care about wearing the seat belt.
The kid has commendable driving skills for someone of his age. But abiding by the law is something we all should follow very strictly. Also, the way the kid is accessing the steering wheel and the pedal is really risky. Sitting close to a steering wheel should be avoided. Instead, a around half-an-arm-length distance should be kept between the driver and the steering. This should be done to keep oneself away from the steering wheel in case of a collision. Also, we would like to point out that in India, if a minor is caught driving a car, his/her legal guardians are considered as prime violators of the rules under MVA 2019.