Road safety campaigners want to ban the BBC’s car programme, Top Gear, on the grounds that it encourages irresponsibility. As The Guardian reports:
Transport 2000, whose president is Michael Palin, claimed Top Gear promoted irresponsible driver behaviour and an obsession with big cars. It said the motoring series, one of BBC2’s most successful shows with up to 5 million viewers a week, should be replaced by a programme promoting “sensible driving in sensible vehicles”.
A programme promoting sensible driving in sensible vehicles. Great!