"This is my idea of raising my son right!" Hughes wrote in the comments. "Thanks for the views and comments!" Many wrote in support of Hughes. So many in fact that Hughes made t-shirts and stickers available for purchase in support of...something. We're not entirely sure, since he directs commenters to his Facebook page, but doesn't provide a link. Plenty of other commenters take Hughes to task for putting his son's life at risk. Indeed, blazing down the road on a bike with you 6-year-old wearing nothing but a t-shirt seems down right idiotic. After all, motorcycles are not toys. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported in 2013 the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars.
There has been a spat of several stories about tots behind the wheel this year, all of them are heart-attack inducing. Just last month, this video of a kid driving down a busy freeway in Saudi Arabia made waves across the Internet. Occasionally, the saner parent steps in, like when this mom saw a video of her her ex-husband allowing their 12-year-old to drive an big rig.