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Near Miss of the Day 503: Audi driver exiting roundabout in close pass on cyclist (includes swearing)

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

Roundabouts feature regularly in our Near Miss of the Day series - usually when a motorist joins the junction, cutting across the path of a cyclist, but today we have a close pass that happened on the exit to one.

The footage was captured by a road.cc reader who asked to remain anonymous and who said: "This took place on a newly widened road in Keighley, west Yorkshire. The black Audi was sitting behind me on at the lights, followed me on to the roundabout, and then close-passed me as we exited the roundabout, missing me by a few inches.

"I'm unsure of whether the driver was merely incompetent, or whether this was a punishment pass for me having the temerity to be using the public highway on a bicycle. Apologies for the swearing.

"Following a previous incident where the registered keeper denied they were behind the wheel, I took advantage of the traffic lights to get this driver's face recorded on the camera.

"I submitted this to the local force, and I was informed that "The submission has been processed and the keeper/owner has been offered an educational course for Driving Without Due Care and Attention".

"Rather a light outcome, but better than nothing I suppose," he added.

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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

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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