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Near Miss of the Day 764: Fixed penalty notice for driver overtaking cyclist despite oncoming traffic

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

A positive ending for our latest Near Miss of the Day clip, with this video being reported to the police and resulting in a fixed penalty notice and the driver being sent on an improvement course. reader Stuart was riding out of Stourport-on-Severn along the A4025 Worcester Road when a driver of a red Audi sped past, despite oncoming traffic preventing them executing a safe pass.

Stuart reported the driver to the police, and was told they had received a fixed penalty notice and would be sent on an improvement course. A different story to yesterday's near miss...

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Two fairly textbook safe passes follow in the footage, before another rushed overtake with another vehicle coming the other way. Only the Audi driver was reported.

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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.

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.

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Dan joined in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.

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