Aussie driver caught using a PlayStation steering wheel in his car

A Queensland driver has been caught using a PlayStation steering wheel fitted in his car to replace the original steering control.

The man was stopped on a street in the inner-west Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly during a hooning operation carried out by Queensland Police.

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A video of the incident captured by police bodycam revealed the moment the officer realized what he was looking at

“Is that steering wheel actually a steering wheel from a gaming computer?” the officer asks on approaching the driver’s window.

The officer told the driver he had been stopped for a vehicle inspection after noticing the car’s tyres.

A video of the incident captured by police bodycam revealed the moment the officer discovered the gaming steering wheel. Credit: Queensland Police

They first noticed the car’s tires were sticking out, however, quickly uncovered a range of other faults.

“The vehicle track, my God!” the officer exclaims.

“How far is it sticking out?”

The officer also discovered fitted air horns, which are illegal in Queensland.

Police issued the driver with multiple infringement notices for “driving a defective motor vehicle”.

The officer said the notice was “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.”

Police also discovered fitted air horns, which are illegal. Credit: Queensland Police

Queensland Police say the traffic stop was part of a major operation to crack down on hoons across South East Queensland.

More than 50 vehicles were impounded and 2000 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 roads like racetracks and putting themselves and innocent road users at risk for the sake of social media notoriety.”

Meanwhile, Road Policing and Regional Support Command Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus said the operation was a significant success.

“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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