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Todd Dills

Just deserts for Brit TV personality

| November 07, 2008

UK truckers get their revenge on BBC2 talk show host Jeremy Clarkson in a new computer game, out from Glasgow-based development company T-Enterprise. Clarkson, the host of auto-news show Top Gear, caused a stir of controversy among UK truckers this week after running a tractor-trailer through a brick wall for a stunt on the show. Trucking’s a hard job, he said from the cab. “Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day.”

While various members of the British Parliament were calling for him to be fired, T-Enterprise was offering truckers a different soluion. Sadia Chishti, T-Enterprise’s managing director, told the London Telegraph: “>Jeremy Clarkson is a loveable rogue, but we think he’s overstepped the mark this time. So we figured we’d give truckers the chance for revenge.”

In the game, players control Clarkson as he tries to avoid oncoming cabover box trucks. Players are, of course, free to let him get smashed. “>The whole family can spend hours playing the game, running over and killing Jeremy Clarkson just for fun,” Chishti told the Telegraph. Play it below or at this site.

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Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to tdills@randallreilly.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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