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The risks of driving when tired

The risks of driving when tired
Key Info
  • The risks of driving when tired
  • Duration: 01:45
  • Presenter Jeremy Clarkson is racing the rest of the Top Gear team from London to Oslo. He has to drive all the way, while James and Richard go by ferry. While they can sleep through the night, Jeremy has to stay awake and attempt to drive non-stop. He explains why this is just as dangerous as driving when drunk, and eventually he has to stop to sleep. Published as part of the Top Gear website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Risk Taking

  • Keywords: danger, safety, tired, alcohol, drink driving, sleep, speed, decisions, choices, road safety, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • Introduces some of the risks and responsibilities involved with being a car driver. What other kinds of behaviour can be dangerous for a driver? This is a short clip from a full length video, viewable on the Top Gear website:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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