Parents post video of toddler driving

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:24 AM

ONSLOW COUTNY, North Carolina – A lapse in judgment by two parents has caused many people to ask “what were they thinking?”

The parents allowed their two-year-old boy to steer their moving car while sitting in his dad’s lap. They posted the video on Facebook, which caused someone to turn them in.

No legal action was taken, but experts say the parents violated child restraint laws and other traffic laws.

The video showed the boy with both his hands on the wheel. His dad’s left hand was also on the wheel, helping to guide the car.

The boy’s father, who is in the army, fears he could get kicked out of the military because of his actions. Both parents said they were sorry for what they otherwise thought would just be a cute idea.

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