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Mother who filmed son dancing in passenger seat while driving is banned from driving

A mother who filmed her child dancing and singing, while she was driving the car they were travelling in, has been banned from driving.

Kerry White 35, posted the 30-second clip on to Facebook.

In the video the toddler, whose identity is protected, can be seen dancing and singing along to the 90s dance song Everybody's Free by Rozalla.

She shouts "show us your moves" to the boy and can be heard laughing and singing herself.

The incident happened on December 16 2017 as she drove along Woodland Ravine and Manor Road in Scarborough.

Kerry White filmed the 30-second clip of her son while driving Credit: North Yorkshire Police

White was caught after someone spotted the video on Facebook and reported it to police.

Mark Patterson, North Yorkshire Police traffic constable, said White had shown a "blatant disregard" for her child.

He said: "As the footage clearly shows, Miss White's driving that day was highly irresponsible and incredibly dangerous.

"It's only through sheer luck she wasn't she wasn't involved in a serious collision.

"Her blatant disregard for the safety of the child and traffic laws could have ended tragically and the consequences of her actions had she lost control of her vehicle doesn't bear thinking about.

"I'd like to thank the member of the public who reported this incident to us and I hope this message sends a clear message that this type of reckless behaviour will not be tolerated on our roads."

White has pleaded guilty and was given a 12-month driving ban and sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.