Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has found a new use for Twitter - outing motorists he perceives as bad drivers.
The 52-year-old, who is the BBC's highest paid star, has hit the social networking site with number plates of those who have annoyed him in what he says allows him to avert any libel legal action.
According to the Daily Mail, Clarkson's first two victims were the drivers of an Audi TT and a Lexus.
''Whoever was driving up the M40 30 mins ago in an Audi TT - reg O*** *** - is either an extremely terrible driver or stupid,'' was Clarkson's first tweet which was followed a few days later by: ''Silver Lexus P*** *B on the A3 this morning. Drop back from the car in front and you won't have to brake every three seconds.''
Clarkson admitted Britain's libel laws prevented him from such outbursts in his magazine column, but added "it's a libel free world out there in the electronosphere."
''What are the options when you are tailgated by a moron?," told another publication, the Daily Star.
Clarkson, after providing a list of options to magazine's readers, then added: ''You want to humiliate the bastard.''
''But short of following him back to his home and vandalising his garden furniture, this isn''t possible. Until now.''
He said that Twitter had previously only been any good for people to tell others they had a burger or for footballers who show they can't spell.
"It (Twitter) has no actual use. Now, though, it could be used to name and shame morons in Audis.'' Clarkson said.
Have your ever "named and shamed" a bad driver on Twitter?
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