Dad improves his little car to try to make it “road legal” after being arrested: “Inspired me”

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A father in the UK says he can now drive a small car on the road legally after modifying the kid’s vehicle with car technology.

James Scudder, 35, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, told FOX News he felt pressured to convert his family’s red Super Sport XL after local law enforcement arrested him for him say he “shouldn’t” be driving him on the streets.

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This mini traffic shutdown happened last year shortly after the start of the pandemic, but instead of feeling disheartened, Scudder saw an opportunity.

“It inspired me to make the road legal so I can drive it,” he wrote in an email to FOX.

James Scudder, 35, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, told Fox News he felt pressured to convert his family’s red Super Sport XL after local law enforcement arrested him for him say he “shouldn’t” be driving him on the streets.
(James Scudder)

Scudder, a father of five and IT professional, initially purchased a set of ride-on cars for all of his children during the first COVID-19 lockdown when it was clear his family could no longer go on a planned vacation .

Cars continued to serve as a great form of entertainment for him and his children.

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The Scudder modified Super Sport XL car is now fitted with indicators, hazard warning lights and a horn to comply with local on-road vehicle requirements – something he demonstrated on his YouTube channel Stitch76.

As Scudder unveiled his “road legal” upgrade to the public in October 2020, interest in his channel has grown over time as more and more people see him coming down the roads with the Stitch76 grip. clear on the front windshield. So far, his intro video has received over 32,700 views.

“As for the costs, honestly I’m not too sure because I never kept a running total because I would have to explain the costs to my wife, who wouldn’t be too happy,” said Scudder.

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A single Super Sport XL car typically sells for between $ 1,199.99 and $ 1,299.99, according to current listings on toy websites.

Scudder upgraded his family's red Super Sport XL car with turn signals, hazard warning lights, horn and upgraded battery to meet local on-road vehicle requirements.

Scudder upgraded his family’s red Super Sport XL car with turn signals, hazard warning lights, horn and upgraded battery to meet local on-road vehicle requirements.
(James Scudder)

Scudder’s version is a two-seater originally equipped with a 24-volt battery, which has since been replaced by a 48-volt lead-acid battery and can reach a top speed of 22 mph.

Aside from the Super Sport X, L Scudder said he has modified some of the other kids cars, but only this one is designed to be road legal at the moment.

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When asked what his family and friends think about his car mods, Scudder wrote, “They love them, they all think I’m a little crazy and weird doing it.”

Buckinghamshire Council has yet to respond to FOX News’ request for comment on whether the car can be considered legal to drive on the road.


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