Today’s video in our Near Miss of the Day series is a three-in-one encompassing a trio of issues that regularly crop up in the feature – a close pass, an overtake approaching a traffic island, and a left-hook.
They were all made in the space a few seconds by a van driver, with the footage filmed by road.cc reader LastBoyScout.
He told us that it happened on the A329 Wokingham Road at the junction with Mill Lane in Winnersh and that it is "a location of lots of near-misses over the years with cars turning into/out of Mill Lane (when I'm cycling in either direction) but that one was especially bad.”
The incident was reported to Thames Valley Police and the vehicle owner has been sent a letter with advice on passing cyclists.
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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.
> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling
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