Saudi Arabia's Traffic Authority has arrested a man after footage of an 8-year-old driving his car on a Jeddah highway went viral on social media. 

The arrest was announced in a tweet shared via their official Twitter account on Monday.

The now-viral video had shocked people over the weekend, with many calling on authorities to take action against the adult seen in the passenger seat.

The footage shocked people on social media

Hundreds were upset about it


Many just couldn't even comment

"There's no strength or power but in God, an 8-year-old, no comment."

"Regressive people"

Many hailed authorities for taking action

"A great step for the Traffic Authority because parents allowing their underage children to drive is something we've come to see often."

This seems to be a troubling issue across the kingdom

"Similar incidents take place all over Mecca, I hope they impose strict punishments on this father." 

People are sharing their personal experiences with it...

I reported a similar case in Riyadh. A 10-year-old was driving a car all alone, no adult was with him at the time."