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Near Miss of the Day 247: Motorist pulls alongside, remains alongside, imagines that cyclist has dematerialised

Video features strong language

Today’s near miss is only a miss in the sense that the cyclist wasn’t actually knocked off. After driving alongside for a period, the driver in question moves to turn left and makes contact.

The incident occurred on January 27, just before 3pm, at the Barrhead Road/Hurlet Road junction in Glasgow.

The driver begins to overtake as the two approach a junction. Both turn right and then the motorist squeezes the cyclist, Surf Dog, to the kerb as they start to move into a left turn lane without indicating.

“Notice the scratch left on the rear panel of his car,” writes Surf Dog in the video description – implying that this was as a result of the collision.

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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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