This past Sunday, a three-year-old girl was pulled over by police in the southern German town of Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, for taking her mini-motorcylce on the road. According to police, the toddler was caught reaching a speed of 70 km/h (43 mph), and at that age she of course did not have a license to be taking the bike out for a joyride.
In a statement released on Monday, police stated that, age and no license aside, the bike used by the child was not suited for road use and that something like this “would be more likely attributed to an adolescent or adult, not a three-year-old.”
Shortly before taking her bike for a test drive, the girl’s father, 22, had been seen teaching his daughter how to operate the mini bike and was nearby giving instructions. Whether or not the father realized the danger he put his daughter in, he has been charged for violating insurance and license laws.