September 8, 2020 | News | No Comments
Authorities are investigating a viral video of a young boy driving a car along a village road in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan
According to Sinar Harian, the police are trying to identify the boy in the video which started circulating on social media platforms earlier today, 7 September.
Rembau district police chief DSP Anuar Bakri Abdul Salam said that authorities are trying to track the child’s parents for further investigation after allowing a minor to drive a car.
In the 45-second clip, the boy is seen talking to a man behind the camera before driving away in a beaten up Proton Saga
When asked who else drives the car, the boy answered, “My sister.”
After that, the child reveals that he is currently in Standard Three. The Star reported that in the original clip uploaded on Facebook, the boy also said that his father taught him to drive.
At the end of the video, the boy speeds away, showing that the rear windshield of the car is missing.
Meanwhile, Anuar said that no one has yet to file a police report regarding the matter
Those who allow underage individuals to drive or ride a vehicle are liable to be charged under Section 39(5) of the Road Transport Act 1987, as reported by The Star.
According to Section 39(5), any person who drives, or causes, or permits any person to drive a motor vehicle in contravention of this section can be fined up to RM2,000 or jailed for six months or both.