Today's Near Miss of the Day sounds like the start of a bad joke... a driver, a trucker, a farmer and a cyclist roll through the Welsh countryside...
No punchline, I'm afraid, just a near miss on two fronts — a close pass on a cyclist, and a motorist lucky to avoid a head-on collision with an HGV.
This footage was sent in from Wales, our reader telling us it resulted in the driver accepting a fine, plus penalty points on their licence, before the case was due in court.
It was reported to Operation SNAP after the cyclist recorded the incident on the B4302 in Carmarthenshire last September.
"At the particular section of road the incident happened, it is well sighted," the cyclist said. "When starting the overtake the driver would have clearly seen the HGV approaching. There was space to pull in behind me, but instead they chose to pass closely."
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.
If the video is on YouTube, please send us a link, if not we can add any footage you supply to our YouTube channel as an unlisted video (so it won't show up on searches).
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.
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.