This arrived as a comment on another “Time to save Top Gear” post but have repeated it here so hopefully more people see it & sign it:
If anyone wants to campaign to save Top Gear, they should sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/tg100/petition.html
Tony Sharp, UK
The petition reads:
Save Top Gear! Petition
To: The BBC
Since Richard Hammond's crash on Wednesday 20th September, numerous politicians, action groups and random people in the street have called for Top Gear to be pulled off the air at last, stating that it sets a bad influence.
Jeremy Clarkson has written an article here:
In it he states that Hammond did get training, and that it looks like the main cause of the accident was a burst tyre (which, obviously, no one can prepare for) AND he says that Hammond knew the risks and still went for it.
We who sign this petition may be fans of Top Gear, might be fans of the Presenters, or might just think that this quality program is well worth a small portion of their TV License fee.
No matter who we are, we firmly believe that Top Gear should be kept on our screens and should be allowed to make more seasons of high quality, top speed enjoyment.
As a Kiwi viewer we don’t directly contribute to the licence fee but the income from Top Gear sales goes into BBC coffers so we do make a contribution.
I was signature number 24,211.