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64 Responses to Dad Records 7-Year-Old Son Driving Highway [Vid]

  1. Profile photo of mikeeegeee
    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Link: Dad Records 7-Year-Old Son Driving Highway - Yep, that`s the parents cheering their son on as he drives the family SUV on a Canadian road.
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    Omega192 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    Oh Canada...
  3. Profile photo of Bigbadwolf
    Bigbadwolf Male 18-29
    335 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    Now THAT`s a responsible dad...
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    is it just me or is that the worst reporter at the begining ever lols watch it again you`ll laugh
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    It`s the same as an adult driving. Probably has the same IQ as most drivers anyway.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Big deal, there`s nothing important to run into in Canada anyways
  7. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Dextrine: For the record, IQ doesn`t measure how much you know, but how much potential you have to know stuff. It`s how intelligent you are. Being older is not a measure of greater intelligence, or greater intelligence potential. It`s like that game show "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?". It should be "Do You Know More Than a Fifth Grader?", because it`s all about knowing stuff, not being smart. Take Stephan Hawkings for example. He may not know the capital of a certain country, and the fifth grader might. Does that really mean that the fifth grader is "smarter" than Dr. Hawkings. I don`t think so.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    I drove once when I was like 8... but that was in the middle of a desert, so not much to run into for about 5 miles in all directions.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    i dont get how this is such a big shock, try this for me. think of the 3 dumbest people you know. add their ignorance togather, and then try to wrap your head around the fact that around 50% of people in the world are twice as dumb as that... there now this dont seem to bad now does it?
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    "Big deal, there`s nothing important to run into in Canada anyways"

    ~~~

    :/ sadly you`re almost right...

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    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    whoa that`s so irrisp, oh wait i don`t give a drat.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    They found the father. It was not that big of a deal since it was a private residential road that lead to a farm.

    The kid had learned to drive a gold cart 3 or 4 years before and it was not his first driving lesson. It was dangerous but not as much as the news make it appear.

    A lot of info is just not mentioned to make the story look more shocking then it should be.

    tldr: It was about as dangerous as go-kart racing.

  13. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    I drove when I was 7 years old, but I sat in my dad`s lap and he had his hands on the steering wheel while I turned it. I only got to do it for about 5 seconds, and I was in the middle of a field.

    This is just ridiculous. What if a moose popped out onto the road and the kid got killed?!

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    eflcotw Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    what parents thinks letting their kids under the age of 15 drive a car a good idea. thats just ridiculous
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    bliblablob Female 18-29
    272 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    I think it`s not a really huge deal, especially since it isn`t a manual, though he was going kinda fast.
    If I had a farm with enough space and a crappy slow car I`d let my kids practice if they were underage, but not if they were really underage. 12+ probably and I`d make sure they wouldn`t go too fast.
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    Jestergrrl Female 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Not a big deal huh, just wait until he sees an ice cream truck go by.
  17. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    "I can`t believe this kind of thing would happen in this day and age."

    HORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSE

    SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII*!

    Never EVER underestimate the power of human stupidity! EVER! If it`s even remotely possible an idiot will do it, THEN AN IDIOT WILL DO IT!

    DUH!

    Breeding licenses! PLEASE!

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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    "This is just ridiculous. What if a moose popped out onto the road and the kid got killed?!"

    then the father would have hit it anyways...

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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    what a stupid non-nice individual, i hope the entire family is killed
  20. Profile photo of divine_wind
    divine_wind Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    as `inappropriate` as this is, its still bad ass
  21. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    I love how people freak out over someone letting their kid drive in Canada when tons of worse stuff happens in the states.
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    vanillabear Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    "I love how people freak out over someone letting their kid drive in Canada when tons of worse stuff happens in the states."

    Uhh, who exactly, is freaking out?

    And regardless of which side of the border it happened on, its still quite serious. A seven-year old kid with his family`s lives in his hands. Driving is a privelege, not a right, and this is just absolutely stupid.

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    indofosho Male 13-17
    107 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    That kid is gonna be a RACE CAR Champion!
  24. Profile photo of indofosho
    indofosho Male 13-17
    107 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    And the mom is SEXY!!!!
  25. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    @ Aretsuku-kun

    How does a video of something in Canada become yet another reason to trash the US? Seriously, just STFU.

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    jbray3179 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    LUCKIEST. KID. EVER.
  27. Profile photo of ApostleT
    ApostleT Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    The mom`s kinda hot.
    errrr I mean...
    WHAT A DISGRACE!
  28. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    eh
  29. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    only endangering five people?! What about the other saps on the road?
  30. Profile photo of cndycnelne
    cndycnelne Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    That kind of stuff happens all the time where I live. I was actually the only one in my drivers ed class that didn`t start driving around that age.
  31. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    When I was little, My aunt would put me on her lap and let me steer :D
    We were in a small town, so no biggie.
  32. Profile photo of baileyabb
    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    Well how else is the kid going to get to work on time? Those wallets don`t make them selves.
  33. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    This isn`t as unusual as people think.
  34. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    oh cmon i remember getting to drive when i was a kid. i dont think its all that bad, especially if they get into any serious trouble
  35. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
    788 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Theres only one road in Canada..
  36. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
    309 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    "How does a video of something in Canada become yet another reason to trash the US? Seriously, just STFU."

    Because there`s always a reason to trash the us.

  37. Profile photo of ChilledAce
    ChilledAce Male 13-17
    85 posts
    August 6, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    Wow. Small kid drives car.
    How news-worthy.
  38. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:28 pm
  39. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    I swear to christ... I... I don`t know what to say.
  40. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:03 am
    lol deecache
  41. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 12:23 am
    They`re french canadians...what do you expect?
  42. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:31 am
    "I love how people freak out over someone letting their kid drive in Canada when tons of worse stuff happens in the states."

    Because we`re focusing on the kid driving. Not the pharmaceutical companies and war machines and all that nonsense. We`re talking about a kid driving a car. Nothing else. That`s the topic.

    We`re overdue for religious debate, I`m pretty sure someone`s gonna see the Virgin Mary in a broken toaster or Jesus on a birthday cake slice and then you can waggle your crap with everyone else.

    Now: Kid drives car.

  43. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 1:00 am
    who gives a drat about this..? hes just driving a car at 40mph...on an empty road in most of the video no less... at younger than seven, myself and many others are driving ATVs at over 40mph thru dangerous paths, and an ATV is much more dangerous than a car... it angers me that people are making this into such a big deal... how is this any worse than a 15 year old driving? yeah, hes younger, but so? you can say his size makes it bad, there are short people driving. my driving instructor when i took my road test was about as tall as a nine or ten year old... his experience cant be a problem either, because everyone starts driving with ZERO experience. in fact, old people driving is much more dangerous than a little kid driving..
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 3:08 am
    What`s the big Ally McDeal? I used to sit on my parent`s lap and steer the car on quiet streets when I was as young as five. I drove cars around large properties when I was about nine or ten.
    At least the kid is with his family, driving under supervision.
  45. Profile photo of declan765
    declan765 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 3:31 am
    who cares i sailed a boat and hit another boat
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    icantthink41 Male 18-29
    350 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 5:45 am
    I dont really have much of a problem with this. I would prefer that people were properly restrained in the car, and that the kid could actually see out the windshield, and they were going alittle slower. But its better to have the parents there then to have the kid steal the car, which has been happening more and more.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Oh so what. My dad let me do this when I was a kid. Not that fast obviously but I don`t see much wrong with it, providing it`s not done on a busy road.
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    HornyPanda Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 8:38 am
    "I can`t believe this would happen in this day and age." .. Yeah back in the Colonial Age they let kids do wheelies with a horse carriage... just picture that for a second lol... ok good.
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    IVBYDRK Female 18-29
    66 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 9:09 am
    I agree with Nidonemo, but i do agree with the police, the parents were lucky nothing actually happened to them while their son was driving, the police have to do their job, or there would be no use for them. Its more about what could happen. The parents should at least have responsibility in the matter, it shows negligence and they werent being safe about it, i can understand old country roads and driveways being alright, but those are at max 25-30 mph. They say that even bad accidents happen at 30mph. I agree that they shouldnt be worrying about stupid things like this on the news, but its also to help find the parents. To let a child drive on a road (and you cant believe allegations that the road was completely clear) especially unrestrained (can always let the child sit on your lap) and the rest should be restrained as well.. its their own stupid fault if they get in trouble, they were dumb enough to post it online.
  50. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2009 at 9:55 am
    "Disturbing Video." Whatever... I bet that kid can drive better than many of the adults I know.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 9:58 am
    this is the kid who was feeding his dad beer in one of Fancys pics from yesterday
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 10:03 am
    Big whoop.

    Also, I can totally believe the `allegations` that the road was clear. It`s Canada. The roads are always clear.

  53. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    770 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 10:11 am
    OK. The explanation is really simple. Underage kid driving a car = illegal.
    Moron videoing a crime being committed where himself and others in the video are guilty, then posting it on YouTube = stupid.

    If you commit a crime, DON`T RECORD IT!

    Yea, I know that many people drove while very young, but did the adult with you record the whole thing then post it online? Didn`t think so.

  54. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    August 7, 2009 at 11:11 am
    family of stoners...Great
  55. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    I D I O T S...just stay off any road near me!
  56. Profile photo of srgkoala
    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    Woooooo Peter Mansbridge on IAB!
  57. Profile photo of ajd121
    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2009 at 6:09 am
    I have a 7 year old brother who kicks my

    ass in cruising world or any driving game, The only problem I have is that they should have been wearing their seat belts.

  58. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 6:55 am
    What`s the problem?
    I`ve also been driving at that age (ok, I was 8) and so did all at my place. As long as I couldn`t reach the pedals I was sitting daddy`s lap, steering and shifting, later all on my own. Quite common.
  59. Profile photo of hknuddv
    hknuddv Male 13-17
    72 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    retared people!

    its honestly not that dangerous, the road seemed empty and the kid was better at driving than many adults.

    AND it was an automatic not a manual (or stickshift for retards), and therefore could be driven by a 2 year old.

    Now what would be funny would be for the boy to have slammed on the brakes, stopped and screamed Really loud for no reason.

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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    How`s that kid reaching the pedals? besides that, i don`t see anything wrong with it, they did say it was on a CANADIAN road so it was probably deserted ;) JK. c`mon...
  61. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    The real stupidity here is not that the parents let the kids drive the car, it`s that they put it on youtube.
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    tiben36 Male 13-17
    66 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    ok.
    first : Its not a highway, its a contry road to a lake,
    second: they retrieve his parents and they didn`t got arrested,
    third : they made that video 2 years ago, but they talked about it a week ago in the news (im a Quebecer, so i know what im talking about)
  63. Profile photo of rockcabbage
    rockcabbage Male 18-29
    394 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    my dad was having me drive at that age, now im a pro! but seriously my dad taought me cars inside and out when i was a kid, about 8 years old i think

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