A lorry driver has had his vehicle confiscated for a week and been slapped with a fine after he let his six-year-old son drive. Video footage of the boy sitting on the man’s lap and negotiating his way through busy traffic in the province of Quang Ninh, in north-eastern Vietnam, quickly went viral and was aired on local TV networks.
Police who were then alerted to the video quickly tracked the man down after sourcing it to his Facebook account, and identifying him and the boy from the video images.
The images that the man posted on Facebook had apparently been filmed by his older son who was sitting in the passenger seat. Police did not say how much the man was fined for the offence of letting an unqualified person drive his car, but the maximum penalty would have been the equivalent of £116.