Aussie driver busted using a PlayStation steering wheel in his car
A Queensland driver was caught using a PlayStation steering wheel in his car after being pulled over by highway patrol.
The defect was one of many Queensland police officers discovered after stopping the vehicle on a street in the inner-west Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly.
Video footage captured by the officer and shared by Queensland Police shows the moment they discover the car didn't have suitable steering equipment.
"Is that steering wheel actually a steering wheel from a gaming computer?" the officer asks on approaching the driver's window.
The officer explained to the driver he'd been stopped for a vehicle inspection after noticing the car's tyres.
They first took issue with how far they stick out from the wheels but quickly discovered a range of other faults.
"The vehicle track, my God!" the officer exclaims."How far is it sticking out?"
The officer issued the driver with multiple infringement notices, all in relation to "driving a defective motor vehicle ".
The officer says the notice is "for the safety issues and the fact you are using a gaming steering wheel and your seatbelts don't retract and also the cut bonnet structure."
He also discovered fitted air horns, which are illegal.
Major crackdown on 'hoons'
The traffic stop is part of a major crackdown on hoons across South East Queensland, police said on Tuesday.
More than 50 vehicles have been impounded and 2,000 fines issued, they confirmed.
"Hoons driving dangerously in defective vehicles is a disaster waiting to happen," Police Minister Mark Ryan said.
“We do not want hoons tearing up our roadways like racetracks and putting themselves and innocent road users at risk for the sake of social media notoriety.”
Road Policing and Regional Support Command Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus said the operation produced significant results.
"Police have disrupted various hoon events, seen a vehicle catch fire as a result of hooning and uncovered dangerous modifications such as one vehicle which had its steering wheel replaced with a computer game steering wheel," he said.
"Our officers have come across illegal hooning activity being shared on social media apps like TikTok and impounded vehicles of those responsible."
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