Video: Jeremy Vine gets (very) close pass from white van man - in a bus lane

Broadcaster posted the footage to Twitter on Monday evening

The broadcaster Jeremy Vine has posted another video showing a van driver making a very close pass on him during his commute in London – this time in a bus lane.

The footage he posted to Twitter late yesterday evening came less than two months after he shared another video on the social network of what he termed “the most life-threatening moment I’ve ever had on my bike.”

In the videos that he tweeted yesterday, shot with front- and rear-facing cameras, the 53-year-old yells out as the van driver, who was undertaking a lorry, passes him very closely.

In a subsequent tweet, Vine wrote: "Disgusting behaviour — he has literally not saved himself more than 2 seconds, while risking my life."

A number of people expressed shock at how close the overtake had been and urged Vine to report the incident to the police.

Some cyclists suggested that Vine should have adopted primary position, or perhaps vary his route to use quieter streets – however, some of the listeners to his BBC Radio 2 show said he should give up cycling altogether for his own safety.

One person replying referenced Auto Trader’s recently launched #SwearToChange campaign, pointing out that Vine’s footage showed exactly why efforts to reduce casualties among vulnerable road users should be primarily directed at motorists rather than the people they put at risk through dangerous driving.

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.

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