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take the wheel

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the wheel of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the wheel when it comes to things like healthcare.
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Derbyshire player Tom Poynton's father Keith, 59, crashed the PS200,000 458 Spider four minutes after taking the wheel from Tom.
Yet this did not stop Her Majesty from taking the wheel and leaving the recently deceased Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the passenger seat- literally, during a visit to the United Kingdom in 1998.
At least 16 Saudi women were fined for taking the wheel on October 26 last year.
Parents need to be aware their children are risking their own lives and those of others by taking the wheel of a car on public roads.
A GOVERNMENT minister is urging car passengers to speak up to prevent drunken drivers from taking the wheel.
In its second stint, Honda won 69 races with renowned Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna among those taking the wheel.
A few hours later, the former Hannah Montana star and her mystery man left together in her car, with Cyrus' friend taking the wheel.
Hafal will soon highlight the need for service user empowerment in conjunction with MDF, the Bipolar Organisation Cymru and the Mental Health Foundation, when our service user-led campaign Taking the Wheel is launched at a special seminar in Builth Wells on May 12.
The identical electric cars raced against each other with designer and presenter Kevin McCloud taking the wheel of one and Roger Saul, creator of the fashion label Mulberry, the other.
He was banned from the road for two years and must carry out an extended re-test before taking the wheel again.
Taking the wheel of a significant marketing trend, the leasing team of Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive vice president of Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Leasing and Sales Division, which holds the exclusive agency for a retail boutique at 717 Madison Avenue, is offering a 2009 Mini Cooper as an added incentive for leasing the multi-level jewel box.
School bus driver John Molseed risked the lives of 38 children in 1998 by taking the wheel when more than twice the limit.
A virtually blind New Zealand man has been banned from driving after taking the wheel from a drink driver.
It could also be used to disable cars which are untaxed or uninsured and stop unlicensed drivers taking the wheel.
Those interested in taking the wheel are being given the chance to find out what it is like to drive a pounds 150,000 bus at a session at Gateshead International Stadium between 10am-2pm on Sunday.