Motor Vehicle law against children starting cars by themself?

Is there any law that can prevent a 5 year old from going out and starting a vehicle by them self?

I am looking for a specific law, not just that it is child endangerment.

If there is, is there any difference in the law between starting a vehicle in a driveway as opposed to a public parking lot or on the street? and at what ages does the law apply to (up to 10,12, or 14 years old etc.?

I need to know what the law is specifically, do you know a code number for the law or the legal name of the law, I have friends who do this and they are convinced that there is no actual law to stop them, I need to prove them wrong before they will stop.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    No it's not against the law and not child endangerment, no license is required unless driving on public road ways. In the driveway no problem. But if you believe it's unsafe for a child to do such a thing you have the right to notify the proper authorities. But mind your own business and stop trying to cause problems.

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  • 7 years ago

    I think its mainly in case law. The child is in control of a vehicle. In Australia, you can be charged for being drunk with your keys in your pocket, even though your car is down the road, because you are in control of the vehicle.

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  • 7 years ago

    There is no such law, and you need to mind your own business. Seriously.

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