Doncaster's Jeremy Clarkson fuming as 'maddening' new Highway Code rules come in

Outspoken Doncaster TV star has said the authors of the Highway Code ‘must be mad’ as new road rules come into place.

By Darren Burke
Sunday, 30th January 2022, 12:28 pm

The former Top Gear host unleashed a furious rant ahead of the new rules, which came into place over the weekend.

The new rules affect the way drivers listen to music in their car.

If a motorist is caught changing a song, they risk an immediate £200 fine for scrolling or tapping on their phone while driving.

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The Department of Transport has said that these laws are being strengthened in order to make it easier to prosecute drivers using phones behind the wheel.

However after hearing the proposed changes Grand Tour and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Jeremy, 61, suggested the people responsible for the new rules were "mad".

He said: “Seriously? If your random playlist decides to fill the car with Arctic Monkey noises and you really aren’t in the mood, you are no longer allowed to swipe the screen to make it stop.

"Are the people who write these laws mad? Because almost all human beings are capable of doing two things at the same time," he told The Sun.

He also joked that if men can read newspapers on the loo and women can “have sex while thinking about Brad Pitt”, why can't drivers “change a music track in a traffic jam?”

Nine sections of the code have been updated with 50 rules added or amended - amid concerns many are unaware of the new guidance.