I’ve seen parents letting kids stand in the drivers seat with hands on the steering wheel while mom applied makeup and talked on the phone. The HuffPo needs to get out more. What they think is unusual is more common than anyone would care to admit.
A Torrance, Calif. mother was arrested and charged with child endangerment after police caught her driving with a baby on her lap while texting. A statement from the Torrance Police Department notes that a concerned citizen spotted Shawndeeia Bowen on the road, called police and then tailed Bowen to keep track of her whereabouts. When Bowen was pulled over, she still had her cellphone in hand and the baby on her lap. To make mattes worse, her 2- and 4-year-old children were in the backseat with no seat belts on.
Come to the hinterlands, HuffPo. Here the police watch this kind of thing and drive right on by.
- Woman Accused Of Texting While Driving With Baby On Her Lap (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- Mom caught driving while texting w/ baby in lap (abclocal.go.com)