The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a van driver engaging in what’s become known as MGIF behaviour – the letters stand for ‘Must Get In Front’ which seems to be a trait shared by many motorists when they find a cyclist ahead of them on the road.
This one was filmed by road.cc reader Lyndon on the A4 in Maidenhead, Berkshire at around 4pm on Friday afternoon.
He told us: “Had a close encounter today although at low speed. The rear facing video captures it well, and the incident has been reported to Hallmark Vending, to which the receptionist seemed quite helpful.
“Time will tell if the company takes any action and the driver apologises," he added.
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.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.