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Last post Author Topic: In Car Gadgets & Doodads  (Read 9261 times)

Deozaan

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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2013, 04:18:41 PM »
Apparently, they aren't as illegal as some would have me believe, and are even required in some states if you have a disability.  See here:
http://www.suicidekn....net/state_laws.html

I have a friend who has a disability and uses crutches to walk. His car has hand controls for the pedals, and the steering wheel includes a knob like that one.


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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2013, 04:19:51 PM »
I realize that Edvard.  I know my dad had one on his 55 Chevy and had to take it off.  It's quite possible that it was a local law.  Too bad he isn't around to ask.   :(

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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2013, 04:22:21 PM »
When I worked in the tractor dealership, we sold these

you will notice it doesn't say anything about using them on automobiles.

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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2013, 10:07:31 PM »
Cash!

We had a few large earthquakes here a year or so back and they knocked out the comm lines so no electronic payments were possible.

Ever left home without your wallet?

You do have a spare door/ignition key wired to the underside of your car?

When you escape naked from the bad guys and get to your car you can get in drive away and stop at the drive-thru for a burger :-)
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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 02:16:17 AM »
When I worked in the tractor dealership, we sold these. You will notice it doesn't say anything about using them on automobiles.

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My brothers used these with their cars back in the 60s and 70s, but then they were banned (the spinners, not my brothers) by new regulations ("here" in Denmark). I have used spinners "always" because I used to also drive forklift trucks.

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Re: In Car Gadgets & Doodads
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 05:15:25 AM »
Oh... a MUST have for your car - wheel spinner knob

I looked at one of those several years ago for practical reasons and was informed that Insurance Companies considered them a modification which could affect your premium and if you had one they had not been told about in the case of an accident they could refuse to pay out.
Which also raised questions about whether our beloved DVLA consider them a modification, in which case you need to notify them as well.

Subject to the above they are legal for the disabled but I'm not sure about everybody else, a lot of truck drivers seem to be using them.

I did try one for a couple of days but found that in my case it got in the way more often than it helped so I took it off.
I spent 25 years training to be an eccentric then I woke up one morning and realised that I'd cracked it.
I've not had to try since.

I wonder what happens if I click on thi