Australian mum fined for driving at 60mph with four-year-old son in nappy clinging to the roof
A mum has been fined for driving at 60mph with her four-year-old son clinging to the roof of her car for 20 minutes.
The toddler can be seen holding on to the car's roof rack as the Holden Jeep sped through Perth, Australia, in January.
The child, wearing just a nappy, had climbed onto the roof as mum Erica Shadforth briefly went inside.
A passenger in the car behind Shadforth's vehicle recorded the moment the mum-of-six took a sharp turn, and the young boy was seen waving to pedestrians and drivers.
Karl Johnson, who filmed the incident told Channel 7, said he couldn't believe what he saw.
He said: "He was just sort of gripping on and you could just see him move to the one side and back, he was just giggling like he was having a ball."
Mr Johnson said at first he thought it was a teddy bear strapped to the roof, but then quickly realised it wasn't.
Ms Shadforth was unaware her son was in danger while onlookers tried to get her attention by flashing lights and honking their horns, according to Channel 7.
The vehicle was spotted on several roads in the Harrisdale area where the speed limit is 62mph (100km/ph).
Ms Shadforth was eventually stopped at a service station by police.
Police have said two other children were inside the car at the time of the incident and they were properly strapped in
The mother allegedly told one bystander her son sometimes climbs up there using his car seat to get onto the car's roof.
Erica Shadforth was fined £640 and banned from driving for three months.