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Near Miss of the Day 318: Bus driver ploughs straight across cyclist’s path on mini roundabout

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

Today’s near miss sees a bus driver fly onto a mini roundabout right across a cyclist’s path, making eye contact with them for the entire duration of the manoeuvre.

The incident occurred on Cressex Road, High Wycombe at 4.15pm yesterday.

Lyndon said: “On my commute home, I was approaching a roundabout when I could see a clearing in traffic to my right.

“I slowed a bit headed into the roundabout, and heard a bus accelerating through the roundabout, making absolutely zero effort to stop, slow down, or even make a wider turn to avoid me.

“The driver made eye contact with me the entire way through the roundabout.”

Lyndon has contacted the bus company who have not yet returned his message.

“I guess the next option is the police. The only difficulty is I can't get a full number plate.”

Update: Lyndon has since got back to us to say: "Redline Buses has refused to cooperate and will not provide me with the contact information for a manager or supervisor despite leaving a message and speaking with their staff."

> 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.

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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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