Violation for Spinner Knob On Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by T|2uck3r, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. T|2uck3r

    T|2uck3r Light Load Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    55 Zone
    I was stopped today at scales in WA and got a violation for ...

    Spinner Knob On Steering Wheel...:biggrin_1square5:

    Ok, I understand those cards with funny phrases on the windshield they block ur view, makes sense(took em off) but steerin knob...
    4rs drove with this thing it never caught my sleeve, but helped me so much when backing or just goin down the highway.

    So Now when i enter WA i have to take it off and then put it back on?
    How stupid is that?!:biggrin_25510:

    Whats next?!:biggrin_25526:
  2. Irondog

    Irondog Light Load Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    I have always heard the reason that they are illegal is that if the steering wheel spins when you hit a pothole of something...that it can and will break your wrist or arm. I don't know....just what I've heard. I've never liked them on a vehicle other than a riding mower.
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  3. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    never had a problem "palming" the wheel when backing or turning unless i was low on PS fluid.
    i got a Co. truck once with one on it, when i removed it the wheel covering was screwed up from it :biggrin_25510:
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  4. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

    Jan 30, 2010
    Your feeble mind
    they are illegal on all cmv,s everywhere.
  5. Tazz

    Tazz Road Train Member

    Oct 25, 2009

    So are radar detectors. Doesn't stop people from buying them all day long.

    People think those green books are to hold your extra logs down
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  6. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

    Sep 8, 2007
    Utah's DIXIE!
    Would you do me a favor? Would you look at the citation and post what the code section is for this?
  7. rambler

    rambler Road Train Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Thats what I was wondering too BDon. I am curious to exactly what the written description of the violation may say also.
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  8. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    I bought one of those spinners but haven't put it on yet. I want to have it be 'quick release' so I would only put it on quickly before backing up on private property and such. Thinking about going to the hardware store and getting longer bolts and wing nuts, one would stay together but loose, then put the other bolt/nut real quick and hand tighten them both in just a few seconds and be good to go until time to leave, then quickly take it off again.

    I hear on the CB some other little known violations like this are:

    • Operating a dirty commercial vehicle violation
    • Bed not made up in Sleeper violation
    • Paperwork, clutter, and dust on the dash violation
    • Bungie cords hooked to steps and/or catwalk violation
    • Rusty chains/binders violation
  9. rockee

    rockee Road Train Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Pacific Northwest
    They might be handy for backing. Dont know about forward. On a road truck I wouldnt see the need for one though. You can take it off at the border and drop it off here, I will see if it fits on my boat :biggrin_255:
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  10. rockee

    rockee Road Train Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Pacific Northwest
    You hear a lot of stuff on the CB
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