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Presenter mistakenly calls for BBC to change name of radio show

Presenter Jeremy Vine (pictured) says BBC Radio 2's “Drivetime” show should be renamed because it celebrates "a form of transport that kills 1,700 people a year.
 
Sara Cox is set to replace the current co-presenters as host of the show, which runs between 17:00 and 19:00 GMT, in 2019.
 
Vine, who hosts his own Radio 2 program, said the show needed a new name "for post-car Britain".
 
A BBC spokesman said the new show would actually be called "Sara Cox".
 
Drivetime, he added, was just a "generic term for that time of day" (something most professional radio people would understand).
 
Posting on Twitter, Vine said he was sure Cox would be "brilliant" at the helm.
 
He added, however, that "our addiction to the motor vehicle has made our cities traffic sewers; made us asthmatic, fat and angry; and made our planet suffer".
 

In August 2016, Vine was the victim of a road rage attack while cycling down a west London street.
 

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