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Close pass of the day - unhelpful, divisive and off putting

"Over the years 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.""

This is how justify publishing close pass videos and videos of drivers agressive behavour towards cyclists.

Well I don't agree.

I think it desensitises everyone to the seriousness of the problem. 

Watching the constant stream of videos here increses my stress levels and disuades me from getting out on my bike.

I think they are published for entertainment. They are published to provoke a reponse from both cyclists and anti-cyclists. They provoke conflict within the forum discussions but it all about getting eyeballs for's advertisers.

I for one will never subscribe to until 'close pass of the day' is withdrawn.


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