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Near Miss of the Day 233: Overtaking driver gives cyclist more room than oncoming car

Our regular feature highlighting close passes caught on camera from around the country – today it’s South Manchester

Today’s near miss is an unusually considerate but equally thoughtless overtake that was carried out near Manchester Airport yesterday.

Bob said that the overtaking motorist gave him plenty of room, but, “the driver coming the other way must have been having kittens.

“The rubbish bins stopping him moving further to the left. I hit the brakes as soon as I realised he was going to overtake.”

> 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’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 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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