In the USA and most other countries, speeding is indeed one of the most common traffic offenses. Often drivers who are caught speeding along are issued a fine. They might even get points on their licenses if they exceed the set speed limit. Furthermore, this can add up with time and they might even lose their licenses in the process. Among the drivers who are often punished for their ‘need for speed’, there are celebs too who are pulled over for making fast moves. Had it not been for the cameras on their cell phones, there’s no way that we would have known these famous faces behind the wheels and how they’ve been in trouble with the law. Don’t be surprised reading a few of these names. While some of them have had a brush with the law earlier for their wild driving, the others with their mild-mannered images can be real surprises.
One look at him and you wouldn’t even think that he had a very wild rock and roll image. So it might come as a surprise to most of his fans to learn that he was once caught by the cops for speeding. He has sung about driving at 90 in his song ‘Castle on the Hill’ in the UK – that’s certainly not the local speed limit. If not 90, but he hit the road with 70 mph! Naturally, he paid a huge fine and got a point in the license.
Apart from creating a niche as a TV presenter and celebrity chef, Ramsay is also reputed for his collection of fast cars, including Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin DB7, several Ferraris, and a Porsche 911 Turbo. His fiery temper and then this passion surely points to the fact that his speeding is obvious! He was however caught driving a somewhat sedate Land Rover, at no less than twice the 40 mph allowed speed. This happened while roadwork was in progress. He also admitted that exceeding the speed limit while he drives his Ferraris is a common thing for him in the US. We wonder how he hasn’t been caught yet.
Not merely Kim, but then all the stars of Keeping up with the Kardashians have been stopped at some point or the other for speeding. In 2013, Khloe Kardashian was pulled down after she sped to avoid the paparazzi. It was Kim’s turn, who was also stopped after she went above the speed limit in 2012 in her Rolls Royce. But, in her case, the photographer was ticketed by the cops, after he decided to take some pictures of the scene!
The young member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan isn’t an exception either. In 2014, Kylie was charged by the police after she sped in her plush $125,000 Mercedes SUV, and that too following an accident that occurred within 18 days of her getting the license. But that’s not the end. Her run-ins have been endless and later, in the same year, she was stopped by cops owing to her tinted windows being too dark. Besides, she was traveling with a passenger who was aged below 25, which is completely illegal for newly licensed and qualified drivers in California.
The man behind Tesla cars also falls under this list. The founder and innovator of the brand itself and also host of several publicity stunts, like putting a Tesla Roadster into space, Elon Musk was caught when he was speeding in one of his very own cars – the Tesla Model S. What was worse – he even accompanied some very famous passengers, like Paul Bettany and Johnny Depp to name a few. At that time, they were shooting for the movie Transcendence and Musk offered to go for a test drive with them. The trio was having a lovely time, as Paul Bettany was seated on Johnny’s lap during the drive. Somehow, nothing worked in their favor and they were immediately caught by the cops for the act.
Several famous faces and their trysts with the law will make you wonder how they could be so lackadaisical! But, speed overwhelmed them largely and the results were unpleasant, to say the least. If you spot a celebrity speeding in a car, do not hesitate to report the act of traffic violation to the police.