The atest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a motorist in Glasgow who made a close pass on one cyclist then tailgated another before turning left – although the rider who shot the footage says he doesn’t believe there was any “malicious” intent, just some poor driving.
It was filmed on 2 May on the city’s West Graham Street by road.cc reader Ian, who told us: "I thought I'd already had an eventful day with a Post Office van driving straight through a pedestrian crossing while it was on red, and a Mercedes driver doing the same in order to chase after an Uber Eats cyclist who had annoyed him. Then this on the way home.
“After watching the view from the rear cam I don't think it was malicious; you can see that she drives a few centimetres from the kerb so I guess I was lucky to get as much space as I did.
“After passing me she then drove very close behind another cyclist before turning left. Again, the driver probably thought she was doing the right thing (certainly a lot better than a left hook) but she was too close to the back of the cyclist.”
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.