Driver charged for using seat belt on beer instead of children

A man has been charged for buckling up his crate of beer in his car and leaving his children unrestrained in the foot wells.

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Police officers in Broome, Australia have charged a suspended driver after he allegedly decided to secure his crate of beer with a seat belt and leave his kids rattling around in the foot wells of the car.

The report shows that several children, including a baby less than one year old were lying on laps and piled into foot wells while the beer was safe and snug in the passenger seat.

The 27-year-old driver has been charged with failing to restrain a child and having no authority to drive.

Kimberley District Superintendent Allan Adam told ABC, “It shows some of the attitudes of some of our road users in the way they see their priorities.¬†We are doing our best to stamp it out through enforcement but we are also about to embark on public education, which is obviously needed in remote communities.”

Local authorities are having to deal with large numbers of suspended and unlicensed drivers attempting to transport alcohol into nearby dry Aboriginal communities that have booze restrictions.

The only saving grace is that they don’t let the children drive.