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Near Miss of the Day 302: Super-close pass as driver swerves at last moment to avoid hitting cyclist

Our regular series featuring near misses from around the country - today it's Bristol...

Today’s video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a cyclist being subjected to a very close pass on the A38 in Bristol.

It was sent to us by Facebook user and reader Rock Almanac, who said: “Sent to the Dashcam Enforcement, but the video was corrupted on upload and didn't find out until it was too late to resubmit it again. So no action is being taken.

“When they overtook me, the pass felt really close, it wasn’t until viewing the backcam footage I realised just how close they came to hitting me, they appear to have veered slightly to the right at the last second.”

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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.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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