BBC asked to sack Clarkson after he admits speeding at 186mph on public road
No matter what you are, how famous you are, the laws are the same for everyone! Even when you are Jeremy Clarkson and you have admitted driving at 186 mph on a public road you have to know that there will be consequences to your actions!
In a recent interview with Daily Mail, Jeremy Clarkson admitted that his top speed on a public road was 186 mph (that’s 120 mph over the speed limit!) And as a response, BBC was asked to sack the famous Top Gear presenter.
If you were wondering what he was driving at the time, well of course a Bugatti Veyon, which has a top speed of 253mph! He was driving on the Limehouse Link tunnel between Central London and Docklands (that if you are from UK and you are familiar with those roads!)
Mary Williams, chief executive of Brake, said: "Jeremy Clarkson is extremely offensive and irresponsible. His comments are very upsetting to loved ones who have suffered a bereavement through a road crash because of a speeding driver. He is the most appalling role model for our next generation of drivers. The BBC should sack him - he is totally out of control."
As an answer to this comments, Clarkson added: "I haven’t been pulled over for speed for 20 years and I have never been pulled over for speed while working on Top Gear. I don’t drive very fast. I don’t have any influence over what people do, I really don’t. It makes no difference what I say. Top Gear is just fluff. It’s just entertainment - people don’t listen to me."
Kevin Clinton, head of Road Safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: "Obviously driving at such speed is illegal, dangerous and irresponsible, but Jeremy Clarkson’s views on speed are well known and he often says outrageous things. We don’t take what he says too seriously and hopefully other people don’t either."
So, what do you think? Should BBC sack him because of this imprudence? Or forgive him, after all he is Jeremy Clarkson, the man who was behind the wheel of the fastest cars in the world?
Source: Daily Mail