Police: 6yo M’sian Boy Who Drove Toyota Vios With 3yo Brother Learnt It From YouTube

He was found to know basic skills of driving.

The six-year-old boy from Langkawi found fetching his three-year-old brother in a Toyota Vios and crashing a lamp post earlier claimed that he learned how to drive through YouTube videos.

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The police investigation also found that he observed how his father drove every time they were in the car together.

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Not the child playing with driving stimulator

According to Kosmo!, Langkawi District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Shariman Ashari, said that the investigation found no driving simulator at his house as claimed by the public.

“The circulated image is not of the child driving a Toyota Vios car that caused the accident,” he said today.

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He made the clarification following an image showing a child playing with a driving stimulator in a house.

Police: 6yo m’sian boy who drove toyota vios with 3yo brother learnt it from youtube | weirdkaya
Photo via Sin Chew Daily

Driving Skills Examined

In the incident that occurred around 11 p.m. last Tuesday, the car driven by the child veered off the road while on the way to the store with his three-year-old brother.

Previously, the police confirmed that the child involved was indeed skilled in driving the vehicle and knew the functions of the accelerator pedal and gear.

The child also demonstrated how to start the engine when asked and knew how to release the handbrake.

Investigation Still Ongoing

In related developments, five witnesses have also been called to provide statements to the police to assist in the investigation of the incident.

Shariman explained that the individuals called were three witnesses at the scene, the child’s grandfather, and another police officer who arrived at the scene shortly after receiving a call from a member of the public.

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He added that the investigation report on the case is almost complete and will be referred to the State Director of Public Prosecutions in Alor Setar as soon as the police receive the medical report from the hospital.

“The child will also be referred to the Child Interview Centre (CIC) at the Kedah State Police Headquarters for a comprehensive statement,” he said.

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