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Near Miss of the Day 49: Make way – oncoming vehicle coming through

Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the UK and beyond – today it’s the United States

Today’s near miss footage features a US motorist picking a fine moment to overtake. You couldn’t have waited?

Perhaps the cyclist was hard to see in broad daylight on that clear straight road.

According to video uploader, Barry: “Clear day, visibility for miles in every direction, and low traffic, but this highly skilled driver saw no reason to wait to pass just because I was coming towards him in the oncoming lane.

“I suppose my fluorescent yellow jersey and gloves, fluorescent orange socks, and orange/yellow/red/purple helmet just blended in to the road and the fields and made me hard to see. Sheesh.”

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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