Near Miss of the Day 348: Awful driving in 4x4

Our regular series featuring close passes from around the country - today it's London...

Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a succession of examples of poor driving by a motorist in a 4x4 in South London - starting with them turning right through a red traffic light, and culminating  in them cutting uo a cyclist on London's Cycleway 7 in Tooting.

It was filmed in November by reader Adrian as he commuted home, although he did not sent it to the police, as he explains.

"It wasn’t sent to the Met, who on current form would have prosecuted, because life got in the way – most notably being burgled which changed priorities somewhat," he said. "In regard to the burglary, the important thing is that they did not steal the bikes.

"Still, when a south London scooter driver also remonstrates with the driver, you know it’s a shocker," he added. "For the avoidance of doubt, no other cars were involved in the making of this movie – it’s all his own work."

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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.

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] or send us a message via the 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.

Simon has been news editor at 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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