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

Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a driver left-hooking a cyclist at a junction in Warwickshire.

It took place yesterday in Leamington Spa to road.cc reader Tony, who told us: "This happened last night on my way home from work, it's not the first time someone has done this, but this one seemed pre-meditated.

"I am submitting the short version. The earlier part of the video shows me pulling up to the red lights, waiting for the signal to change then setting off.

"The guy in the Audi at the front of the car queue clearly thinks that bikes shouldn't head straight to the front of the queue and that when overtaking a moving bike, once it is next to a car it becomes stationary.

"And finally, that I am invisible (I have lights and a reflective jacket) because he claimed he hadn't seen me.

"I was not indicating to turn left, I only turned left to follow him and tell him he was on video and I would submit it.," he added - with the footage subsequently forwarded to West Midlands Police.

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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.

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] road.cc or send us a message via the road.cc 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).

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.