8-Year-Old Who “Just Wanted To Drive A Little” Took Moms Car To Autobahn

An 8-year-old German boy was found safe on a roadside rest stop after he took his mother’s Volkswagen Golf on a joyride on the Autobahn. His mother reported him missing and German officials picked him up.

When asked why he did it, he told officers, “I just wanted to drive a little bit”.

It’s reported that the boy had parked the car, turned on the hazard lights and displayed a reflective warning triangle after coming to a stop. He told officers that he began to feel “uncomfortable” when he hit 87 mph and stopped the car.

While the legal driving age in Germany is 18, the boy’s mother said the boy’s prior experience consisted of driving street-legal cars on private property, and driving go-carts.