A motorist moving across a solid white line to overtake a cyclist but still making a close pass, then doing it again on another rider, features in today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series.
It was filmed by road.cc reader BucksCycleCammer, who said: "This one is from 11th June in Lane End, Bucks. We have a close pass, crossing the solid white line, and into oncoming traffic, on a bend. And then it's all repeated for the next cyclist up the road.
"Thames Valley Police provided an update via letter dated 25th June, as below. Initially I had focused on the 'no further action' and wondered what more is required, but on a second read they have actually written or spoken to the driver, which is the outcome I am most often notified of by TVP."
In order to bring a prosecution for any offence in the Magistrates' Court there has to be sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction, the evidential burden of proof being 'beyond reasonable doubt 'On this occasion the matter has been dealt with by way of an out of Court disposal with suitable advice given to the identified driver of the third party vehicle. Thames Valley Police will be taking no further action.
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 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.