The Okarche Police Department in Oklahoma recently shared a humorous traffic incident that has since gone viral, involving a 2-year-old girl who was caught “exceeding the speed limit” in her toy car.
The cute toddler, Rose Fern, was reportedly “speeding” down the street in her tiny pink convertible toy car when she caught the attention of law enforcement.
Although the exact speed of the toddler’s joyride remains a mystery, Officer Maness detected the mini lawbreaker on Kansas Avenue and “took immediate action,” initiating a traffic stop on the young offender.
To everyone’s surprise, Rose managed to talk her way out of a citation, receiving only a warning. The police department humorously speculated that her “cuteness” may have played a role in her favorable outcome.
The entire incident was captured on video and shared by the Okarche Police Department on Facebook, where it quickly became a viral sensation.
The video showed the fearless 2-year-old brushing her teeth at the wheel of her hot pink, battery-operated mini car, seemingly oblivious to the flashing lights and blaring siren behind her. It’s unclear whether she was wearing a seatbelt during her daring escapade.
Social media users found the adorable “speedster” both entertaining and amusing.
“Good job, got to stop those speeders,” one commenter quipped.
Another joked: “Only 2 years old and no license. Wonder how many points she’ll get.”
Oklahoma’s absolute speed limits are clearly defined, with school zones restricted to 25 miles per hour, highways in state parks and wildlife refuges capped at 35 miles per hour, and most county roads allowing speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.
Speeding violations in the state can result in fines and even jail time, with the maximum possible jail time generally being ten days for a first offense.
For drivers who speed and drive in a “careless or wanton manner,” a conviction of “reckless driving” is possible. A standard first offense for reckless driving carries a penalty of five to 90 days in jail and/or fines ranging from $100 to $500.