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Near Miss of the Day 309: Perhaps the quickest close pass we’ve seen (on a country road, with oncoming traffic)

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

Today’s near miss is remarkable for both the speed at which the car is being driven and for how little the motorist moderates their driving when confronted by the combination of a cyclist and oncoming traffic.

The incident occurred in North Buckinghamshire last Friday.

Steve (who puts his jaw-droppingly calm reading of the vehicle’s number plate down to the incident being over before he even knew about it) says he has reported it to Thames Valley Police using their online form.

He believes the driver was travelling well over the 60mph limit for the road. “Thankfully the DHL van driver was patient and waited behind the other cyclist.

“I would normally advise taking the lane to dissuade a close pass, but in this case that could have been fatal.”

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

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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Captain Badger | 4 years ago

Nice one Dude - be great to hear of the outcome.


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