...Santa can't read.
Otherwise, he would have heeded the "Warning - all occupants of this vehicle must be seated and wearing seatbelts before moving the vehicle" label.
Perhaps Santa feels that riding the running board presents far less risk than riding in an open cab sleigh at 12,000 ft, with no restraining system. Who am I to argue?
It's that time of year, with toy drives, Santa In The Hood and numerous other PR type events. This year, I don't have to deal with any of that stuff, other than showing up and snapping the occasional photo.
I just hope Santa can drive!
Thanks for reading,