The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series is a bit of a shocker - a close pass by a learner driver in a driving school car, so with a professional instructor alongside giving 'guidance' presumably on the Highway Code and how to pass vulnerable road users safely.
It was filmed near Winchester, Hampshire, by road.cc reader Robert.
He said: "This is the worst close call I’ve experienced. It was a driving instructor giving a driving lesson to a young girl.
"When I spoke to them at the traffic light they wouldn’t roll down their window to talk to me. I emailed the driving school with a complaint and have not had a response yet."
The instructor in question might do well to subscribe to the YouTube channel of fellow driving instructor Blaine Walsh, who has worked with Carlton Reid and Chris Boardman on films explaining cyclists' rights on the road, and how motorists can share the road safely with people on two wheels.
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 (link is external).
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.