Driver fined after pulled over with bizarre 4WD modifications

A creative 4WD owner has been slapped with a huge fine after police failed to warm up to a series of  bizarre car modifications.

Traffic Police spotted the customised Toyota Landcruiser in the Adelaide suburb of Belair complete with a solar panel on its bonnet and a gas cylinder attached to the spare tyre at the rear.

But the illegal modifications didn’t stop there.

After pulling over the 56-year-old driver just before 10am Saturday, a more thorough examination revealed that the front numberplate had been cut in two so that both sections were affixed on either side of a winch.

The Toyota was fitted with a solar panel to the bonnet and a gas cylinder rigged to the spare tyre at the rear. Source: SA Police

“These illegal additions create a significant safety risk in the event of a collision,” Brevet Sergeant David Williams of the Road Policing Section said.

“Any fittings, hooks or attachments must not have any sharp edges, corners or protrusions”.

The Brooklyn Park resident was issued with a $752 on the spot fine for mutilated number plate and was cautioned in relation to the illegal attachment of the solar panel and gas bottle and instructed to remove both items.

His 4WD was also defected and will need to pass an inspection carried out at the Regency Park Vehicle Inspection Station.