Delhi has always been a brash city. With a convoluted sense of pride, a lot of parents here feel proud of letting their toddlers drive cars or two wheelers.
This menace was always there, but has now become epidemic. Over the decades, tbe number of vehicles has increased manifold in Delhi. So have the number of underage drivers.
Not realising the danger not only to other commuters, but their own progeny, people in a misplaced sense of pride and cosseting their kids give them these vehicles as gifts, or allow them to drive theirs.
In just one year, 14 times as many kids were caught as last year. It is time parents woke up and maybe took a re-look at how to truly pamper their most cherished ‘possessions’.