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Near Miss of the Day 778: Impatient driver overtaking cyclist narrowly avoids hitting oncoming motorist

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

We regularly see impatient overtakes on Near Miss of the Day, some worse than others, but few come as close to causing a collision as this.

road.cc reader Marcus was riding on the A442 in Worcestershire near Inkberrow just after 11 o'clock, and was "heading back to quieter lanes" when this high speed near miss happened.

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"Whilst riding up a slight incline, two cars passed me ok, but the black Skoda Kodiaq AF20 UZU decides it must get in front of me in the face of another car travelling in the opposite direction.

 "This is an approach to a brow of a hill where you get a blind spot from traffic coming the other way. The Skoda passes too close to me and ‘worse’ almost collides with the oncoming VW who sounded its horn in alarm.

"I hope you’ll publish this as it could have been a multiple disaster as a result of their driving."

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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.

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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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Dan joined road.cc 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 road.cc, 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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