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Near Miss of the Day 591: Driver overtakes despite oncoming traffic

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

In today's near miss video a cyclist is almost taken out by a driver who tries to overtake him at almost the exact same time a car is passing on the other side of the road. 

The dangerous overtake took place on the B4109 Hinckley Road on the border of Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

The driver is so close to the cyclist the wheels of his car don't even cross the white centre line in the middle of the road. 

Unsurprisingly, the video does contain some strong language...

Lewis, who sent in the video, said:  "This is a hot spot for close passes in both directions and I have sent video into before from about 50m up the road from where this pass took place.

"This time the driver was in a black Nissan 350Z coming off the M69/A5 roundabout heading towards Wolvey.

"The driver passes me 0.15secs after I have been passed by a car on the other side of the road and the rear view camera shows that the drivers side wheels don't even cross the centre white lines."

Lewis said he has reported the incident to Warwickshire Police but as yet he has not had any sort of response from them. 

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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.

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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.

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