For today's instalment in our regular series we'd rather not have to run, a dangerous driver doesn't appear to grasp that what she did was dangerous and illegal - even stopping to tell the victim that she'd brought it on herself.
Warning - upset driver footage
I usually don't stop for 'the chat' after prompt and constructive feedback to drivers but did today - so much fun to be told how to ride [rest of this sentence has been censored] (and yes, I had lights on). pic.twitter.com/3QynIR6GXq
— Dr Hanne Bruhn (she/her) (@Bruhn_Hanne) April 15, 2022
Dr Hanne Bruhn was cycling in Aberdeenshire, and moved out to overtake a row of parked cars. You'd think the other option would be pretty ill-advised... however that appeared to go over the head of a driver who still decided to overtake with inches to spare while Dr Bruhn was avoiding the obstacles.
Stopping her vehicle, the driver can be heard saying: "You're cycling all over the road. Cyclists are supposed to be in at the side.
"Yes you are. You're all over the bloody road."
Dr Bruhn tells the driver she is recording the incident. The driver replies: "I haven't got an issue with that, I haven't done anything."
When asked on Twitter how she was supposed to avoid the parked cars and stay at 'the side' of the road, Dr Bruhn replied: "I'm a superhero and can fly".
She also told road.cc it is unlikely she will be involving the police, saying that her local force "are probably struggling as it is and usually not much help up here."
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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Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.