Cameron drives car for first time in three years

David Cameron has got behind the wheel of a car for the first time in three years.

But the Prime Minister admitted that his choice of vehicle will not please his friend, the broadcaster and notorious "petrolhead" Jeremy Clarkson, as it was one of the Japanese-made electric cars used to shuttle delegates around the G20 summit in St Petersburg, Russia.

After getting used to being ferried around by chauffeurs in the three years since becoming Prime Minister in 2010, Mr Cameron joked that he was pleased to find that his driving skills remain intact and he did not cause any accidents.

He told reporters in St Petersburg: "I think I will have upset my constituent Jeremy Clarkson by driving an electric car.

"It was the first time I've driven on a road for three years, but there were no accidents, no car crashes."

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G20: 'UN paralysed over Syria'

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