"Footballer players are very rich young men who have a penchant for buying nice shiny cars and have a reputation for buying the most expensive. They're high powered and high performance cars and there will be occasions when they go too fast."
Unfortunately, it's unlikely that footballers are about to change their way.
According to a survey taken in February 2011 by British insurance firm Elephant, professional football players "are the drivers most likely to have points on their driving license for committing offenses such as speeding, running red lights and using a phone whilst driving."
After consulting data from more than over three million motorists in the UK, research showed that almost a third of football players have points on their license.
Elephant.co.uk managing director, Brian Martin, said at the time, "Powerful cars are closely associated with the footballers' lifestyle so perhaps for some of them the temptation to speed is simply too much."
With wages at the top level still rising and punishments such as that handed out to Tevez unlikely to act as a deterrent, life in the fast lane looks set to continue for a while longer.
But perhaps a sobering thought might give some football players a reason to pause and think.
Courtney Meppen-Walter had the world at his feet after joining Manchester City.
Now, at the age of 18, he is serving a 16-month sentence after being found guilty of causing the deaths of two people in a car crash.
He admitted to causing their death by careless driving and was banned from driving for three years.
Footballers may have a need for speed -- but the speed of thought might be more useful next time they consider flouting the law.