I agree with your Replies but what to do with this Kid??
Driving is child's play for this seven-year-old kid !!!!!
IN CONTROL: M. Santosh Kumar driving a van.
ERODE: When children of his age play with toy cars, M. Santosh Kumar, aged 7, is happy sitting behind the wheels of lorry, van and `bullet'.
He steers them all with equal ease, and driving him is his love for automobiles. His first tryst with the accelerator began about five years ago, recalls his mother Nirmala. "As a child he always wanted to either sit or stand in the front to control the handlebar. First it began with the moped his father had. Whenever his father, P. Murugesh, started the moped, Santosh would insist that he handle the vehicle." From steering the vehicle in his father's presence, he shifted to the second gear by riding the vehicle alone. His father was, of course, there but only to help the boy start and stop the vehicle. The next gear was a quantum shift, though, in that the Class Two boy drove a van. "It started in the same way as the moped, with his father's guidance. After a while, he stood between the steering wheel and the driver's seat to drive the vehicle," says Ms. Nirmala. Today, having grown up a bit, he sits on the edge of the seat to steer the vehicle. Metal road or mud road, or even undulating, marshy terrains do not matter.
The only problem he has is that he cannot reverse the vehicle, for the seats block his vision. He subsequently set his eyes on his father's `bullet'. His mother says he reverted to two-wheeler and rode it with commendable dexterity. The only caveat was that his father had to handover the vehicle switched on and in first gear.
As mileage clock rotated by, Santosh grew to be a pro in riding a bullet. "Within days of riding a bullet with his father's help, he rode home the bullet alone. Since then he rides the vehicle alone," says the mother proudly.
Santosh says he wants to be a racer. "When I grow up, I want to ride like those men who vroom behind sleek-looking machines." This drive of his is not only on roads but also inside classroom. His class teacher and headmistress say the boy is brilliant in class, active in participation and full of energy. He is a student of the Nandhi Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Karungalpalayam.