Man arrested for driving with homemade steering wheel in Adelaide

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  1. NAACS

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    September 4, 20163:18pm
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    An SA driver today learned that cookware is not a suitable replacement for a steering wheel. Picture: SA Police

    A DRIVER who was using a metal frypan as a steering wheel has been arrested for several traffic offences in Adelaide.

    At around 8am, patrols were called to Norman St in the southern CBD after reports of a red Mazda sedan and male occupant loitering in the street.

    On arrival, police saw the car drive off along Norman St and turn into the car park of a unit block.

    Police spoke with the driver, and following an inspection of his car found the front numberplate had been altered, and the steering wheel had been replaced with a metal pan.

    The car was unregistered, uninsured, and had recently been defected — but the defect label had been removed.

    His car has been impounded for 28 days and the 32-year-old Adelaide man was charged with driving unregistered, uninsured and contrary to a defect notice, removing the defect label, altering a numberplate and breach of bail.

    He was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.

    This driver isn’t the first SA motorist to get in trouble for finding a creative but flawed solution to a missing steering wheel.

    In 2013, Advertiser.com.au reported that a drug-affected Adelaide man had been caught driving a defected car using vice grips instead of a steering wheel.

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    No, that’s not a good idea either — another SA driver tried to get around the absence of a steering wheel using vice grips in 2013.Source:Supplied
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    Maybe just possibly there is a drug problem in certain adelaide suburbs LoL
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    There was a lady fined recently too for driving around without a license since 1987!
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    i know a guy who lives near me that hasn't since i arrived in Australia in 1986