In Blackpool, England, one man will not be receiving the ‘Best Parent of The Year’ award, after being ticketed for allowing their 11-year-old son to drive on the public streets. This all stems from the father’s annoyance at his son, who would not stop playing Grand Theft Auto V.
The driver of this car was 11 years old… (yes, eleven!) A family member was fed up with the child playing Grand Theft Auto all day on the Playstation, so brought him out to practice driving on a car park Blackpool… The adult has been reported for traffic offences. #T2TacOps pic.twitter.com/TBqKmmOUfG
— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) March 1, 2020
The father, not the son, will be getting ticketed for “traffic offenses.” In England, the requirements for obtaining the right to drive require the driver’s age be older than 15 years and nine months. Drivers must have their provisional license as well.
Interestingly enough, if the boy and his father decided to drive on ‘private property’ or on a ‘private road,’ no tickets would have been issued. English law does not require vehicles driven solely on private lands to have insurance or a registration, nor the operator to have the proper license.
I assume this was due to it being a public place?
If not we broke the law every day as kids (on private land, with owners (my parents) permission)…. 😳 pic.twitter.com/FbDHA9trps
— Richard Foster (@Petrolhead_Rich) March 1, 2020
Thank goodness he wasn’t fed up of playing call of duty then! 🔔 🔚
— Jennie (@jenwren3081) March 1, 2020