Jeremy Clarkson violates Audi Drivers’ privacy via twitter
Jeremy Clarkson names and shames ‘moron Audi drivers’ by publishing their number-plates on Twitter
Clarkson said he could ‘avoid libel laws’ by lashing out at drivers on Twitter
He shamed two drivers, branding one either a ‘terrible driver’ or ‘stupid’
BBC refuses to comment on Top Gear host’s tweets
By Larisa Brown
PUBLISHED: 12:43, 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:00, 16 October 2012
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has named and shamed bad drivers on the social networking site Twitter.
The Top Gear host has published details and even number-plates of motorists who irritate him – highlighting their faults and offering them his words of wisdom.
Mr Clarkson, 52, the BBC’s highest paid star, said he got instant satisfaction from tearing into dodgy drivers on Twitter, telling Top Gear magazine how he ‘outed’ a man in an Audi TT who had been tailgating him.
The TV host admitted that libel laws prevented him from lashing out in his magazine column, whereas ‘it’s a libel free world out there in the electronosphere’.
Mr Clarkson shamed a driver by tweeting: ‘Whoever was driving up the M40 30 mins ago in an Audi TT – reg O*** *** – is either an extremely terrible driver or stupid.’
A few days later he then tweeted: ‘Silver Lexus P*** *B on the A3 this morning. Drop back from the car in front and you won’t have to brake every three seconds.’
Words of wisdom from the Top Gear host on Twitter
Mr Clarkson said in the magazine, as reported by the Daily Star: ‘What are the options when you are tailgated by a moron?
‘You can brake-test him TARGET: Audi TT but this will result in many forms and an eventual refusal for the release of funds.’
He then gave another list of options then added: ‘You want to humiliate the bastard.’
It was the driver of an Audi TT, pictured, that Clarkson said was either a ‘terrible driver’ or ‘stupid’
He advised a driver of a silver Lexus to drop back from the car in front
‘But short of following him back to his home and vandalising his garden furniture, this isn’t possible. Until now.’
Clarkson added: ‘At present Twitter is used mostly for people to tell 12 other people that they’ve just had a burger. Occasionally it is used by footballers to demonstrate they can’t spell. It has no actual use. Now, though, it could be used to name and shame morons in Audis.
He then added: ‘It’s a libel free world out there in the electronosphere.’
The BBC said it was not for them to comment on Mr Clarkson’s actions on Twitter.