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Near Miss of the Day 185: Motorist on phone cuts corner and only sees cyclist at last moment

Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s Glasgow

Today’s near miss features a motorist on the phone cutting the corner when turning into a side road and nearly hitting a cyclist in the process.

The incident took place in Glasgow yesterday at about 8.15pm. The driver was turning right from Beith St into Benalder St.

Ian writes: “He saw me at the last moment and managed to swerve and miss me. As he went past I got a lovely view of the phone in his right hand and him steering with his left.

“Sorry about the swearing. I must learn to just repeat the licence plate like a proper cyclist.

“Unfortunately the licence plate isn't readable on the video and my handlebar-mounted camera was too low to see his phone (maybe that's an argument for a helmet cam), so there's no point submitting the video to Police Scotland.”

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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.

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] or send us a message via the 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.

> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling

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