Our latest Near Miss of the Day video features the driver of a lorry making a very close pass on a cyclist in South Wales - but police decided to take no action.
The lorry belonged to furniture retailer Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins, which has branches in Cardiff and Swansea.
The video was submitted by road.cc reader John, who told us: "I reported it to South Wales Police (SWP) who told me that there was no evidence of an offence, if I had swerved that would have proved it was too close or if an oncoming car had reported the incident then he would have committed an offence according to the PCSO who rang me.
"I contacted the company and sent the footage they spoke with the driver but he told them he had enough space to overtake and the company seemed happy with that, he even complained that I had earlier filtered past him dangerously whilst he was stationary at traffic lights."
John also did a bit of digging around about how police in Wales handle such incidents. Here's what he discovered. "I have also found out recently that when submitting incidents via the new OPSNAP website Dyfed Powys Police handle the initial processing of the incident for SWP.
T,hey then advise if it's prosecution or a warning letter but SWP are the only Welsh force not issuing warning letters to drivers.
"Speaking to the Dyfed Powys officer he has been advising that the recent close pass incidents I have reported have resulted in a warning letter being sent to the driver but SWP won't send them even though they are currently running a close pass operation in Cardiff."
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 send us a message via the road.cc Facebook page.
If the video is on YouTube, please send us a link, if not we can add any footage you supply to our YouTube channel as an unlisted video (so it won't show up on searches).
Please also let us know whether you contacted the police and if so what their reaction was, as well as the reaction of the vehicle operator if it was a bus, lorry or van with company markings etc.
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.