Steering with just one hand? A steering 'spinner' means your hand is always in a safe position to control the wheel.
There are lots of different styles to choose from to suit your needs.
Steering wheel aids are devices that allow you to safely steer a vehicle using only one hand.
They are available with a variety of different styles of grip and can be operated by either the hand or a combination of wrist and forearm.
The spinner can either be permanently attached to the wheel or contain a quick release arrangement which is particularly useful if someone else is driving who does not require the aid.
The clamp is fixed to the rim of the wheel using a flexible rubber lining to ensure it cannot move during operation and does not damage the soft covering of the wheel.
Glove and Peg
If you struggle to hold a conventional steering spinner, the Glove and Peg steering aid may be the solution for you. The leather glove is secured to your hand with simple velcro straps and contains a stainless steel peg. The peg latches into a clamp fitted to the steering wheel.
Because the glove secures the peg to your wrist, turning the steering wheel is achieved by movement of your arm and requires no grip from your hand.
A longer, reinforced model is available for drivers having particularly weak wrists.
Similar in some ways to the Glove and Peg, the Tri Grip has 3 pegs. The front peg fits between thumb and forefinger with the rear pegs locating either side of the wrist.
It is not necessary to grip the front peg, rotation of the steering wheel is achieved using the wrist pressing against one or other of the rear pegs, depending on the position af the hand and whether turning left or right.
Some models use 5 pegs and are useful where the wrist is particularly weak.
Probably the most popular spinner is the mushroom type. The model shown here has a rubber coating making it particularly comfortable and 'warm' to the touch - try a hard plastic type on a frosty morning and you will appreciate the difference!
This is a quick-release spinner - the release button is located on the side of the clamp so it cannot be accidentally activated when in use.