Mom Arrested for Driving Electric Go-Kart Through Times Square with Child in Lap

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Introducing your kids to karting and other forms of motorsport is a fabulous idea, except you must do it in a safe environment for everyone.
One American mother, named Barbara Davis, got arrested for driving an electric go-kart through traffic in New York City’s Times Square.

Yes, that Times Square, and it was not an arranged stunt, but an insane and risky maneuver with no excuse.

The most concerning part of the entire story is that the 29-year-old mother was holding her five-year-old daughter on her lap while driving through New York traffic.

Since the two were in an electric-powered go-kart, there were no seat belts available, which made the whole "adventure” extremely dangerous, especially for the child.

The events took place between West 52nd Street and Broadway on April 27, DNAinfo reports quoting a complaint registered with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Luckily, the irresponsible mother was spotted by a police officer, and he commenced pursuit and pulled the go-kart over before a serious accident occurred.

Once stopped, the officer discovered that the 29-year-old mom had a suspended license, and neither she nor her daughter was wearing a helmet or any protective equipment. Even with these elements installed, the go-kart was not road legal, as it lacked seat belts, reflective lights, and many safety features we take for granted.

The report also mentions the mother went limp and fell to the ground when the police officers attempted to arrest her. Once in the police cruiser, Davis regained consciousness and began hitting the vehicle with her legs. She reportedly caused damage exceeding $250, including kicking out the rear window.

NYPD reports that this is not the first encounter between Ms. Davis and the law, as she bent a police car’s frame by kicking its windows and doors. Furthermore, the mother has a violent history, which includes acts of assault, attempted assault, and harassment. We are glad her child did not get injured in this event, and hope for the best for the little girl.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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