Top Gear in Trouble – They Drove 240 km/h in a Tunnel

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Norwegian authorities temporarily banned the team from Top Gear automobile show after two unnamed drivers were driving at a speed not approved by the police.

According to “The Drive”, filming took place in the tunnels of the Atlantic Ocean tunnel in Norway.

Top Gear was granted permission by the local police to drive at a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) in a section that was temporarily closed for traffic.

However, sensors found in the tunnel noticed that one of the cars was traveling at speeds of 168-180 km/h (104-112 mph). While the other car was driving at a speed of 243 km/h (150 mph).

Norway is, otherwise, known for severe punishment for those who exceed the allowed speed of the roads.

For example, drivers who drive faster than 40 km/h (25 mph) of the speed limit can be fined 1,100 euros.

As well as a six-month jail sentence.

The Top Gear production team confirmed that police are investigating their speeding and the team “fully cooperates with Norwegian authorities”.

However, as they say, the two biggest stars of this show, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris, were not in the vehicles at the moment the incident occurred, nor were they on the location where the filming took place.

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