Tesco CEO Loses Right To Drive, Must Now Leave That All To His Chauffeur

Philip Clarke, the CEO of the $72 billion British grocery empire, Tesco, has had his driving license revoked for six months after he was charged with speeding in his Jaguar XJ. The ban was reportedly automatic after Clarke accumulated more than 12 penalty points. It does, however, paint an unflattering picture of the haves and have-nots. The idea behind a driving suspension is to punish the driver, depriving him/her of the mobility that the driving privilege permits. It's sort of like grounding a teen-ager for wrecking the family car and then letting her hire a driver. Then again, what's the point of owning an $80,000 Jaguar XJ if you don't let it's engine lose every once in a while. Story