Dad Straps Baby To Car Steering Wheel In Shocking Video

13/02/2015 12:23 | Updated 20 May 2015

Dad straps baby to car steering wheel while mum films (video)

In an unbelievable act of stupidity a dad strapped his one-month-old baby to the steering wheel of his car and then span it around.

The father – 39-year-old Yong Liao - was at a service station in western Taiwan's Miaoli county when he strapped the baby to the steering wheel and spun it back and forth – all while being filmed by the baby's mum, Xia Lung, who then posted the clip online.

Understandably, the footage, which had been viewed 100,000 times on YouTube, was met with horror by children's rights groups.

But despite the utter wrongness of their actions, the mother defended herself and her husband, saying: "I don't know what everyone is complaining about, we weren't on a main road at the time, we were only at a service station."

Despite widespread criticism, social workers said no action would be taken against the couple.

During the brief video, Mr Liao and Miss Lung can be heard cooing and singing to the baby as it's rocked back and forth.

The baby doesn't cry, but kicks its legs and makes a gargling sound when turned to be almost upside down.

Officials said while the video should not be imitated, it doesn't appear as though the baby's parents were trying to harm it.

Wang Wei-Jun, the director of the Taiwanese Committee for the Improvement of Children's Rights, said: "Looking at the video, it does not seem as if there is intentional abuse of the child, although I think it's fair to say that the parents are a bad example for others and that the activity is certainly dangerous."


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