A dad has been arrested after he posted a video of his young daughter taking over the steering wheel while driving a Mercedes SUV.
The motorist, who has been identified as Mr Cai, shared the clip on Chinese messaging app WeChat to his friends before authorities were alerted to it.
The mobile phone footage shows the girl sitting on her dad’s lap on the driver’s seat and touching the steering wheel as they cruise around a neighbourhood in Shizuishan, in north-central China ‘s Ningxia region.
Mr Cai is seen giving his daughter complete control of the wheel while his wife films from the front passenger’s seat.
He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving by Shizuishan Police last Friday, May 29.
In an interview taken inside a police station, he answered the police: “It’s me and my daughter. The car is mine and I was driving in my local neighbourhood.”
A police officer questions him: “So do you think what you did is safe?”
“No it’s not,” Mr Cai replies.
He was given a 200RMB (£22.33) fine for dangerous driving and two penalty points on violations of traffic safety regulations, reported Chinese media Sina.
Mr Cai was also ordered to pay a 50RMB (£5.58) fine for not wearing a seat belt.
Viewers believed the fine was not serious enough to stop the driver from repeating the offence.
One said: “250RMB (£27.91) is nothing! He might do it again.”
“The police should strip of his driving licence to teach him a lesson,” a second wrote.