Jeremy Clarkson Blasted For Speed Claims
Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire yet again! This time for some outrageous claims he made about recently flaunting the speed limits.
At the recent Hay Festival in Wales, Clarkson told journalist Rosie Boycott: “I got a great speeding ticket. I think it was 186 in the Limehouse Link. Well, somebody did. Obviously it might not have been me.”
Clarkson went on to praise his lawyer, Nick Freeman who has surprisingly helped him to maintain a clean driving licence: “Nick is wonderful. He gets you off everything. Well, doesn’t get you off; show’s you’re not guilty. The speed limit’s annoying for people who have a job to do.”
Responding to the comments, Steve Mohabir, who survived a two-car collision that claimed eight lives stated:
He said: “It is a real disgrace that somebody with such a public appearance cannot do something to make the roads safer for other people. It is a case of bragging and boasting and it is just like something a boy racer would do.”
Mary Williams, chief executive of road safety charity Brake, called for the BBC to sack Clarkson.
“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,” she said.
“He is the most appalling role model for our next generation of drivers. The BBC should sack him; he is totally out of control.”