Two near misses today, carried out by the same driver. The first, above, is a classic example of an overtake despite an oncoming vehicle. The second, below, occurs as the cyclist moves out to ride round a parked car.
Kieran said that both occurred in the morning on his way to work within about 10 days of each other. “It’s normally a lovely countryside commute,” he added.
The incidents occurred in 2012. The first in Sutton Bonington on the way to West Leake. The second in Kegworth on the way to Sutton Bonington.
Kieran said he did involve the police and they visited the driver after the second close pass and had a word. “He was apparently very apologetic.”
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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