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Near Miss of the Day 489: Another driver turning across a cyclist (+ swearing)

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

It sometimes happens in our Near Miss of the Day series that a video we publish will nudge the memory of a reader who has suffered a similar incident, and that's what we have today, with yesterday's clip of a motorist turning across a cyclist on a shared use path reminding John of the time a driver pulled out in front of him when he was riding in a cycle lane in Glasgow.

John told us that it happened back in February 2017 on the A77 Ayr Road at the junction of Craignethan Road.

"In the video you can see the Audi driver pulls over the lines of the cycle lane to try and impede me, " he said.

"The car which almost wiped me out was sitting stationary and decided to move out of the line of traffic without looking in her mirrors."

"If I had to report close encounters to the police I would be calling them on 90 per cent of my rides.

"Drivers don't give a fig about cyclists, they see them as a hindrance. More support is needed from the police, the courts and better education for drivers," he added.

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

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

Simon has been news editor at road.cc 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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