A nine year-old girl, with a 4 year-old boy accomplice, took the keys to her parents' Mistubishi Montero and managed to drive it a mile from Little Ferry, NJ to Hackensack, before crashing into cars and hitting an 84 year-old man. God, either parents are getting dumber or kids are getting smarter. According to the Times, neighbors saw the kids drive the car out of their townhouse complex, but did nothing to stop them. Seriously, who are these people? Maybe the auto industry will need to develop "anti-child-driving" mechanisms to save itself.
There was a little boy in another part of NJ who was a familiar car/lawnmower/school bus joyriding figure to the police.