Police were called out twice last night to stop drivers who were under the legal age for operating a motor vehicle.
RÚV reports that capital area police received a call at about 18:00 last night, informed that a car was doing donuts in a parking lot in Hafnarfjörður. Upon arriving on the scene, police discovered that a ten-year-old was behind the wheel.
The child’s father was reportedly sitting in the passenger seat, without a seat belt on. Two other passengers were in the back seat, born in 2004 and 2010 respectively, but both were wearing seat belts.
Police filed a report and alerted Child Protective Services, but their adventure didn’t end there. At about 2:00 this morning, police pulled over a driver on Bústaðavegur who turned out to be only 15 years old. Four other passengers were in the car as well, all of them minors. Parents were alerted and a report was filed with Child Protective Services.
The legal driving age in Iceland is 17; 16 with parental accompaniment.