There are a few possibilities, then, about when this kid learned to drive. Maybe he watched the video right before heading out and tested his skills out the first time he hit the road. Maybe he’d premeditated the jaunt. Or maybe he’d been practicing for a long time beforehand. Koehler assumed that the kid had just turned the video on a few minutes before and decided, well, time to go get that McD’s.


“I think there is a good teaching point here,” Koehler told The Weirton Daily Times. “With the way technology is anymore kids will learn how to do anything and everything. This kid learned how to drive on YouTube. He probably looked it up for five minutes and then said it was time to go.”

By the way, another child was spotted driving a car full of children and a goat this past week in New Zealand. So this may just be a pattern.


I’ve reached out to the East Palestine Police Department and will update the post if I hear back. Bless this sweet hero child.

[Fox8 Cleveland, Weirton Daily Times via SFGate]