Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond get banned from driving in France

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond were caught speeding in France last month and as a result got banned for three months from driving in France.

Jeremy Clarkson wrote about the incident with the French Police in his column in the Sun on the 19th October:

“You may no believe this but for the last 25 years I have had a clean driving license.

… I was bound to slip up one day.

The trouble is that when it happened I was in France – a country that has completely lost its sense of humour about speeding.”

The duo was filming an upcoming DVD and when they approached a toll booth, they were busted for speeding in a 90 kph (55 mph) zone. Clarkson’s Aston Martin Vanquish was clocked at 141 kph (87 mph), while Hammond’s Porsche 911 GT3 had closed at 143 kph (88 mph).

Clarkson thought they were driving in the 130 kph hour zone, but unfortunately not.

According to Clarkson, the on-the-spot fine left them “penniless” and their driving licenses were taken away. A film crew arrived shortly to “save” them.

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Via: Final Gear


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