Today’s near miss sees a group of cyclists take evasive action when the driver of an oncoming tractor sees fit to drive onto the very narrow bridge they’re already in the process of crossing.
The incident occurred on October 30, just after midday. Bob says it’s the third near miss he’s reported to police this year.
“They have always followed it up. The first driver, a low loader, was given a warning and was very apologetic. The second driver was on false plates. This one was the worst.”
— bob.clapperton (@BobClapperton) October 30, 2018
Bob says it was even closer than it looks. “I was really concerned about the young lad who had to swerve in. He didn’t deserve that. He sure had some bike skills though.”
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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