Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s Surrey

A road.cc reader who copied in Surrey Police’s Twitter account when submitting a near miss video to us earlier today has been invited to send the footage to the force.

David Ladkin tweeted footage earlier today of a driver pulling out in front of him while he was on his commute at a crossroads where the cyclist had right of way.

A Twitter user replying to that tweet copied in the Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit, who asked David whether he had reported the incident.

A tweet from the main Surrey Police account told him what he needed to do.

The force’s Roads Policing Unit regularly uses Twitter to debunk myths held by some motorists about cyclists and the law, winning it fans among bike riders who use the social media platform.

One example came earlier this week when it replied to a Twitter user with a locked account who appears to have asked whether it was compulsory for people on bikes to use cycle lanes.

A great example to set, and one that any cyclist would welcome all police forces adopting.

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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.