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12/6/2005
UK: Toddler Stopped for Driving Unlicensed Toy Car
Lancashire, UK Police pulled over a toddler for driving a toy that had not been taxed or inspected by the government.

Peg Perego Jeep
Lancashire, UK Police stopped Oliver Smith, 2, for driving 2 MPH in a toy car without the proper paperwork. An officer warned both the toddler and his grandfather Derek, who was supervising the boy at the time, that driving without a tax or MoT car inspection certificate was a serious offense.

When Smith's father learned of the situation, he thought it must be a prank. "I think it's utterly ridiculous," Richard Smith, 35, told the Daily Mirror. "It's the funniest thing I have heard in my life because you can actually walk faster than these things. This one has a top speed of 2.5 MPH."

According to the Peg Perego website, Smith was driving, "the ultimate SUV that includes lots of features that offer extra play value: simulated leather seats, simulated play motor, rear storage, a tool kit on the hood... and even a glove compartment."

Source: BOY, 2, STOPPED BY POLICE FOR DRIVING (Daily Mirror (UK), 12/2/2005)

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