Today’s near miss is the archetypal overtake that ignores the presence of oncoming traffic. It’s a straight road, the oncoming car is clearly visible and there’s not enough space to pass safely, but the driver clearly has no interest in slowing down and so overtakes anyway.
The footage was shot by Brendon during his commute on Wednesday.
The pass occurred on the Stoneleigh to Warwick Road, the B4115. “Most drivers on that road are considerate,” he said. “Most drivers use the parallel A46 so I don’t see too many in a rush.”
Brendon has reported the overtake to police via the NextBase National Dash Cam Safety Portal.
Update: Brendon has since heard that an advice letter is going out to the driver. "Hopefully it’s enough for him/her to change their driving style," he said.
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.
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