Today's entry in our Near Miss of the Day series features four videos sent in by a cyclist who invested in an action camera - with the first (shown above) landing the motorist with a £100 fine.
The were submitted by road.cc reader Nick, who told us: "My old front light was no longer holding a charge so I recently bought the new Cycliq front-light and camera, and have it centrally mounted on my handle-bars.
"I’ve been cycle-commuting for over 18 months now and cycle about 18 miles each way into work - most journeys are pretty uneventful, however I’m pretty certain that before I got the camera I didn’t have this many near misses, especially over a couple of months!"
The first two videos were both submitted to the police, so have 2 minutes either side of the incidents themselves.
Nick said that the first video (shown above) "is the most shocking event, I recently heard that the driver was fined £100 and 3 points on their licence."
For the second one, he told us: "Even my wife went ‘meh’ at this one. I did think long and hard about whether to report it, but decided that cab-drivers really should be told that a lazy drift across the traffic lanes isn’t really acceptable.
"The police felt that there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant a conviction, but the driver was sent a letter.
"These next two I didn’t report, but still qualify as near-misses," he continued.
"Clueless pedestrians, [@01:05] I didn’t stop as the lane is quite narrow and there was no shouting after me. The traffic isn’t normally that heavy, but I’ll admit I was pretty assertive filtering through the traffic.
"Dangerous undertake, I couldn’t make out the number plate, so it’s not been reported. I’ve asked for the Cycliq rear-camera for Xmas, so hopefully I’ll be able to get a clearer view if this happens again."
Let's hope Santa's reading.
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).
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.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.