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Traffic held up by very young learner driver

Published 17 Sep 2006
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Police called to investigate a van disrupting traffic on a busy street in Germany were shocked to discover the driver was only a five-year-old boy. reported that the child managed to drive a short distance in the busy Monday morning rush-hour traffic, but after stalling numerous time he drew attention and a passer-by alerted police when people realized the age of the driver. A police spokesman said: "He was seemingly intent on experiencing the daily traffic chaos and simply jumped behind the wheel of his dad's Mercedes Vito and went off to explore." The boy was returned to his father soon after unharmed.

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