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Near Miss of the Day 111: Clear straight road apparently not clear or straight enough

Warning: Video features strong language

We’re in Inverness today, where a driver delivers a close pass of a young cyclist despite having plenty of time and space to avoid doing so.

Hamish’s 16-year-old son Jed was riding a road bike with a flashing rear light on February 25 along the B862 between Scaniport and Dores.

On a clear, straight road in broad daylight, a driver passes him alarming closely at speed (drawing some strong language in response). The driver behind then gives a demonstration of what could easily have happened instead.

The incident was reported to police who have written to the owner of the vehicle. However, Hamish said he was told that it would be difficult to prove it was a case of dangerous driving.

> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

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 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 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.

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

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