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Near Miss of the Day 769: Punishment pass

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

A punishment pass features in today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series, and the question, as ever, is why on earth would someone behind the wheel of an SUV put someone else ar risk like that?

The footage was shot by road.cc reader Kionne, who told us: “I found myself on a heavily chipped sealed road which I had no choice but to continue on, chips were very deep and I’d already nearly crashed because of them.

“I decided to ride where the loose chips were least deep and as I could keep well above the temporary 20mph speed limit I didn’t think I’d be impeding any motorists but that didn’t satisfy this man.

“West Mercia sent him a warning letter, not sure if that was for speeding, improper use of the horn, close passing a cyclist or overtaking on a newly chip sealed road which I think may be prohibited?

“On the same ride I had a very dangerous close pass, for many reasons the motorist is in the process of being prosecuted. A registration check revealed the below,” 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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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