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Near Miss of the Day 735: MGIF driver squeezes past cyclist despite oncoming lorry (video includes swearing)

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

MGIF stands for 'must get in front', if you haven't already heard, and sums up perfectly this incident involving a driver lacking the patience to wait a few seconds for a safer place to overtake.

Instead, they push their way in front of the cyclist, narrowly avoiding a collision with the HGV in the process.

road.cc reader Graeme was riding along Clarkston Road in Glasgow when the incident happened: "The driver went to pass me but once she was alongside noticed a lorry coming in the other direction. Instead of falling back they moved in very close and then right across me.  

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"I did report it to the police. The officer took an action to go and speak to the driver.  He emailed to say he had tried and failed to contact her and would try again. I’ve not heard from them again."

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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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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.

> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling

Dan joined road.cc in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining road.cc, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.

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