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Near Miss of the Day 552: Close pass driver fined for dangerous overtake

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

A cyclist narrowly avoids getting hit by a car after a driver tries to overtake him on a busy residential street.

The incident which took place in January 2020, was recorded by reader Jonny in North Wales.

In the video Jonny is riding along a road and films a number of cars safely overtaking him before he approaches a bus stop. 

Despite the fact there are a number of oncoming cars on the other side of the road the impatient driver of a Honda decides to overtake.

Jonny reported the motorist to North Wales Police where they entered a guilty plea to careless driving.

The driver received 3 points, a fine of £130 and was ordered to pay costs of £90. 

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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 (link is external)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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