One of the Chuckle Brothers has paid the price for being a ‘silly me’ on the road – and this time he can’t blame Barry.
Funny-man Paul Elliott, aged 68, chose to attend a South Yorkshire speed awareness course after he was caught speeding in a 40mph zone.
Paul, who is an iconic television personality alongside his brother, Barry, volunteered to go on a four hour classroom course in Doncaster to save himself three points and a fine.
Paul said: “I’m always a careful driver – I’ve never been done before in 50 years of driving.
“I was going shopping with my wife and coming into Doncaster on the Great North Road which is 50mph.
“I was only doing 48mph going past a lorry, then realised it had changed to 40mph. I never saw it.”
Paul, who is appearing in a Christmas panto in Wolverhampton, said the course, run by road safety education organisation, the TTC Group, on behalf of South Yorkshire Police, was good.
But the comedian could not resist a joke during his time on the course.
When asked about how to reduce fuel consumption, he quipped: “I said to tell the wife to get out.”
His Panto appearance is with brother Barry as the Chuckle Brothers go on a swashbuckling adventure in Peter Pan at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, which runs until January 24.
The TTC Group is a road safety and training organisation which runs courses on behalf of police and employers’ across the UK to cut road casualties. They run courses across South Yorkshire.
Driver error is the major cause of most crashes each year with a recorded 1,775 people killed and almost 200,000 injured in 2014.