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Near Miss of the Day 273: Driver close passes one cyclist, tailgates another

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

The atest video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a motorist in Glasgow who made a close pass on one cyclist then tailgated another before turning left – although the rider who shot the footage says he doesn’t believe there was any “malicious” intent, just some poor driving.

It was filmed on 2 May on the city’s West Graham Street by reader Ian, who told us: "I thought I'd already had an eventful day with a Post Office van driving straight through a pedestrian crossing while it was on red, and a Mercedes driver doing the same in order to chase after an Uber Eats cyclist who had annoyed him. Then this on the way home.

“After watching the view from the rear cam I don't think it was malicious; you can see that she drives a few centimetres from the kerb so I guess I was lucky to get as much space as I did.

“After passing me she then drove very close behind another cyclist before turning left. Again, the driver probably thought she was doing the right thing (certainly a lot better than a left hook) but she was too close to the back of the cyclist.”

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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.

> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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