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Clarkson Caught Driving On His Mobile

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:46 am    Post subject: Clarkson Caught Driving On His Mobile Reply with quote

He may know motoring laws inside out, but Jeremy Clarkson clearly has trouble sticking to them.

The loudmouth Top Gear host was snapped doing 70mph along the middle lane of a busy motorway while chattering away on his mobile phone.

Mirror reader Adam Blake, 22, and girlfriend Hayley Byford, 21, spotted Clarkson driving with just one hand on the wheel of his 6.3litre, green 70s Mercedes.

He said: "We could not believe that we'd caught him out.


"I used to watch him every week on Top Gear and he was always banging on about the new driving laws.

"Everyone knows you can't use your phone at the wheel. Perhaps he thinks he's above the law.

"You'd think a famous bloke like him would make sure he stuck to the laws."

Drivers caught using mobiles at the wheel now face three points on their licence and a 60 fine.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents angrily said last night: "Operating a hand-held phone while driving is not only illegal but dangerous.

"It is disappointing to see someone well-known and looked up to in relation to driving doing that."

In 2005, 13 deaths and 400 injuries on our roads were caused by motorists using phones. A year later, the figure rose to 28 killed. Recruitment consultant Adam, of Ascot, Berks, told how 47-year-old Clarkson overtook them on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

He added: "My girlfriend saw he was on his mobile. She grabbed hers and took a picture of him."

When the Mirror confronted the grumpy star about his dangerous stunt, he denied being in the car.

But shown the photo, he spluttered: "Er, that isn't a phone."

He then slammed the door of his Oxfordshire mansion and bellowed: "Look, I write a column for another newspaper...I'm not allowed to talk you."

Clarkson's mint-condition V8 600 Grosser Merc - a Christmas present - was alongside several other smart motors parked in his driveway.

It is one of only a handful of left-hand drive models in Britain.

Clarkson once bragged: "I love that car more than my genitals".

Daily Mirror.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Mirror's report - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/2008/03/11/jeremy-clarkson-caught-doing-70mph-on-the-m40-while-talking-on-his-mobile-phone-89520-20347501/

Amazingly high quality photographs you can take on a mobile phone these days. From the passenger seat. At 70mph. Obscured by the Mirror's logo.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He won't go very far driving on his mobile and he certainly won't be able to use it again afterwards!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of mobile phones. I was sent this tale recently. Has anyone had cause to do anything like this in a similar situation?

Mobile phone revenge

You know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know their business?
When you have enjoyed as much as you can stand you can now get you own back!!!
After a busy day she settled down in her train from Waterloo for a nap as far as her destination at Winchester, when the chap sitting near her hauled out his mobile and started up:-
"Hi darling it's Peter, I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the 6.30 not the 4.30 but I had a long meeting - no, not with that floozie from the typing pool, with the boss, no darling you're the only one in my life - yes, I'm sure, cross my heart" etc., etc.
This was still going on at Wimbledon , when the young woman opposite, driven beyond endurance, yelled at the top of her voice, "Hey, Peter, turn that bloody phone off and come back to bed!!"

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
On the subject of mobile phones. I was sent this tale recently. Has anyone had cause to do anything like this in a similar situation?

Mobile phone revenge

You know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know their business?
When you have enjoyed as much as you can stand you can now get you own back!!!
After a busy day she settled down in her train from Waterloo for a nap as far as her destination at Winchester, when the chap sitting near her hauled out his mobile and started up:-
"Hi darling it's Peter, I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the 6.30 not the 4.30 but I had a long meeting - no, not with that floozie from the typing pool, with the boss, no darling you're the only one in my life - yes, I'm sure, cross my heart" etc., etc.
This was still going on at Wimbledon , when the young woman opposite, driven beyond endurance, yelled at the top of her voice, "Hey, Peter, turn that bloody phone off and come back to bed!!"


Now that is something to try out- next time I'm on the train- I like that. Laughing

Clarkson is a noob. He's so punch-drunk on is own ego, he thinks he can do, say and get away with anything: the vast army of people following around underneath him with a safety net, in case he falls, is thinning out fast.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree Rach - he's totally ruined 'Top Gear' which used to be an informative show about motoring and cars but now is just an excuse for Clarkson to put on show his pig like manners towards all and sundry

I prefer to watch Fifth Gear these days with Vicky Butler - Henderson

Now there's a girl who is obsessed with cars Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:


Mobile phone revenge

You know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know their business?
When you have enjoyed as much as you can stand you can now get you own back!!!
After a busy day she settled down in her train from Waterloo for a nap as far as her destination at Winchester, when the chap sitting near her hauled out his mobile and started up:-
"Hi darling it's Peter, I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the 6.30 not the 4.30 but I had a long meeting - no, not with that floozie from the typing pool, with the boss, no darling you're the only one in my life - yes, I'm sure, cross my heart" etc., etc.
This was still going on at Wimbledon , when the young woman opposite, driven beyond endurance, yelled at the top of her voice, "Hey, Peter, turn that bloody phone off and come back to bed!!"


Very Happy I would have loved to have seen him explain that away when he got home
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