Since Richard Hammond's crash on Wednesday 20th September, numerous politicians, action groups and random people in the street have called for Top Gear to be pulled off the air at last, stating that it sets a bad influence....as most of you know, cars don't exactly push my buttons. That said, I watch good quality entertaining TV whenever possible.
Jeremy Clarkson has written an article here.
In it he states that Hammond did get training, and that it looks like the main cause of the accident was a burst tyre (which, obviously, no one can prepare for) AND he says that Hammond knew the risks and still went for it.
We who sign this petition may be fans of Top Gear, might be fans of the Presenters, or might just think that this quality program is well worth a small portion of their TV License fee.
No matter who we are, we firmly believe that Top Gear should be kept on our screens and should be allowed to make more seasons of high quality, top speed enjoyment.
Okay, so the petition will likely be ignored by the Beeb, or they have no intention of cancelling the show anyway and this is just Clarkson/internet hyperbol. It does, however, show the support of the masses to the presenters if nowt else. Just to be on the safe side, and in the words of a greater being: "When the avalanche begins it is too late for the pebbles to vote".