Near Miss of the Day 215: A trio of near misses after the clocks went back

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

A bumper haul of near misses today, all experienced by one Edinburgh cyclist in two days after the clocks went back.

Gordon said the first one was when he was on his way to the railway station. “The second car is clearly fixed on the bin lorry behind me didn’t notice my many flashing lights.”

The second appears to be a driver assuming that Gordon was going left on the roundabout at the top of Leith Walk. “Thankfully they were going slow enough and didn’t plough on not caring what way I was going.”

Gordon feels the third incident “highlights the stupidity of the positioning of a cycle lane between traffic and on-street parking. Stationary traffic waves the parked car out, oblivious to several cyclist coming downhill at roughly 20-25mph.”

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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.

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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.

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