A South African nursery school teacher has been caught transporting 19 children in her Renault Clio.
Melanie Minnie was stopped as she carried a class of children aged between four and six on a school trip to a shopping mall burger bar.
Police officers were shocked to discover she had six children in the small car's boot; at least three on the front seat and the remaining ten on the car's back seat.
It is unclear whether any were wearing seat belts.
Nico van Heerden said police had been tipped off about the safety breach by a concerned shopper at Pretoria's Jacaranda shopping mall who saw the teacher loading the children into her car.
Police stopped her a block away from the shopping centre, the photographer said, as she made the mile-long journey to the Rietfontein nursery school.
Far from being uncomfortable, however, the children seemed relatively comfortable and excited by the action, Mr van Heerden claimed.
He said: 'They were excited at first, but after a while they started to get a more worried and cried.'
According to the paper, Ms Minnie was stopped while in the process of ferrying the second of two car-loads of children back to her nursery from the mall.
She told police she had already transported a first group of 12 children in her car.
Police spokeswoman Charmaine Louwrens said the teacher was fined R1,500 for having more people in a car that it was designed to carry.