A disturbing video showing a young boy driving a GMC van in Saudi Arabia at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour has been posted online, sparking outrage.

The clip which has more than 170,000  views on Youtube in just two days, shows a young boy driving a GMC vehicle and overtaking cars on a busy highway in the kingdom.

Spokesperson for the traffic general directorate Ali Al Rashidi said that the department has a zero-tolerance policy towards allowing young people to drive and that parents are held legally responsible for any accident that may occur.