Today’s near miss sees a motorist move from the right-hand lane to the left-hand lane, passing just in front of a cyclist in the middle lane in the process. Needless to say, the manoeuvre occurred immediately before the driver came to a stop at traffic lights.
Conrad Dalziel, who has submitted a video to this feature before, said the incident took place during his commute yesterday morning.
“Turning right onto the A4 from Slough High Street, I was in the left lane and both lanes turn right. Shortly after joining the A4, a left-turn only lane opens up and the lady behind me, rather than just moving into it, decided to squeeze through on the right before moving over to the left.
“She had to stop for the lights shortly afterwards and I noticed she had her window open, so I made the point of suggesting that she could have touched me if she’d been any closer. She looked surprised, so I wonder if she’d even realised what she’d just done.”
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.
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