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Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s London's South Bank...

It's not just cars, lorries vans and buses that cyclists need to look out for in a busy city, as the latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows.

Uploaded to YouTube by road.cc reader Laura Fairy, it shows the moment a scooter rider pulled out on her without looking on Upper Ground in London's South Bank district.

Laura said: "A young lad on a scooter pulls out forgetting to look.

"He did catch up with me and apologise, I hope he learns his lesson and doesn't end up under one of the lorries that are delivering to the building sites."

Laura's YouTube channel also includes one of the more arresting sites we've seen caught on a helmetcam - a man crossing the road outside St Paul's Cathedral with what appears to be a javelin in his hand.

Over the years road.cc has reported on literally hundreds of close passes and near misses involving badly driven vehicles from every corner of the country – so many, in fact, that we’ve decided to turn the phenomenon into a regular feature on the site. One day hopefully we will run out of close passes and near misses to report on, but until that happy day arrives, Near Miss of the Day will keep rolling on.

If you’ve caught on camera a close encounter of the uncomfortable kind with another road user that you’d like to share with the wider cycling community please send it to us at info [at] road.cc or contact us via the road.cc Facebook page.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.