Today’s near miss is a classic case of ‘sorry mate, I didn’t see you’ – otherwise known as SMIDSY. The driver pulls out of a side road right in front of an oncoming cyclist.
The incident occurred during Astrit’s commute yesterday on High Road (A1000), heading towards Easy Finchley Tube Station. The vehicle pulled out of Creighton Avenue.
It’s gloomy footage and the obvious question is did Astrit have lights?
“I did have lights on. And a hi-vis helmet and a high-vis jersey.”
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.
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