Jeremy Clarkson has been specifically excluded from the new 80mph speed limit. In a surprise sub-clause in the new act it is stated:
"...In accordance with article 5, any qualifying vehicle can travel at up to 80 miles per hour on a motorway, unless the aforementioned vehicle is being driven by Mr Jeremy Clarkson or other such people as nominated by the Secretary of State, in that case, the upper speed limit will be 69 miles per hour."
"To be honest, it just seemed like a good idea - it went through the drafting and committee stages and no-ones complained yet.", explained a Department of Transport spokesman.
There are future plans for caravan drivers to be notified via the Internet of Jeremy Clarkson's travel plans so that he can be intercepted by slow moving, lost motorists.
"The technology isn't quite there yet. But we hope to phase in such a scheme by 2015.", said the spokesman.