WATCH: Driver uses crazy-looking DIY windscreen wipers to combat rainy weather

WATCH: Driver uses crazy-looking DIY windscreen wipers to combat rainy weather

Don't try this at home (Or on the roads...)!

Stephen Keeling windscreen wipers TikTok DIY

Spring has apparently sprung but KZN is yet to witness the sunshine and warmer weather.

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It's been raining almost non-stop and don't even get us started on that one bitterly cold weekend not too long ago that had us all bundled up and scared to brave the outdoors.

We're shivering just thinking about it.

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While some might love staying at home in bed and cuddling up during rainy days, most of us have to still get stuff done as we head to work, run errands, etc.

So that means getting in the car and heading out (As always: please travel safely).

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But we, unfortunately, can't predict the future and you never know when your vehicle, or one single part of your car, is going to decide to just give up.

Flat tyres, overheating engines, and empty fuel tanks happen to the best of us, but it's how you recover that says everything.

Just take this motorist for example.

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TikTok user @stephenkeeling9 found himself next to a driver who had DIYed their way to working windscreen wipers during a downpour by fastening a rope (or possibly a shoelace) to their front wipers.

While we don't know if their windscreen wipers decided to tap out mid-drive or if this has been their solution for a while, we can all agree it's quite innovative:


Thats enough for one day😂😂##foryoupage ##fypシ ##bricktok ##bricklayer

♬ original sound - Stephen Keeling

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Just like @stephenkeeling9, many commenters found the video hilarious, while a few others did come to the motorist's defence saying that they have also had to use this trick mid-drive and it was probably their most embarrassing moment.

All jokes aside.

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Desperate times might call for desperate measures but if you know that there is an issue with your vehicle that could be putting you or anyone else in danger, then we would recommend staying off the road. Especially when the weather is bad.

And we're sure many experts, officials, and literally anyone else would recommend the same thing.

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We also love a good DIY-hack and TikTok tip, but sometimes it might just be a nice temporary fix and it could also put you at risk.

Stay safe out there and check your windscreen wipers, people!

In other weather news, did you know J Sbu, who isn't scared of a lot of things, is terrified of thunder?

Take a listen to find out why:

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