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.
He wants to undertake the red truck. He is doing at least 30. pic.twitter.com/jxH4glnUfa
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 5, 2019
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.
@AutoTrader_UK #SwearToChange my case in point Jeremy is lit up & visible, yet, this dangerous driving happens that’s why your current campaign is not targeting the right people drivers that have no consideration for other lives on the roads.
— Emily Smedley (@BreatheBalanceB) February 5, 2019
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.