Killer driver judge in Top Gear appeal
A JUDGE said the BBC’s Top Gear show should carry warnings about speeding as he jailed a driver for the hit-and-run death of a pensioner.
Reckless Ziad Hamed, 23, mowed down Derek Raynor, 81, after racing through a red light at 60mph in West London, in March last year.
Judge Nicholas Cooke QC said: “There seems to be a culture of young males driving powerful cars at excessive speeds.”
He called on the BBC motoring programme to f lash up warnings on unacceptable driving at the start of every episode.
Hamed, of Northolt, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for six years at the Old Bailey. The BBC did not comment.
RECKLESS Ziad Hamed