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Our regular series featuring close passes from around the country and beyond - today it's New Zealand...

Occasionally in our Near Miss of the Day feature we'll highlight a video from abroad - we have readers all over the world - and today we're heading to New Zealand for this footage showing a driver reversing out of their driveway and onto the road just as a group of cyclists arrive.

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It was shot by road.cc reader Chris in Hastings, which is in the Hawke's Bay region of the country's North Island.

He told us that it happened at the end of a Sunday brunch ride last weekend.

"If not for the excellent swerving skills of the riders it could have ended up much worse," he said.

"The driver was totally unaware of what they had done," he added.

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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.

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.