Today’s near miss features a cyclist stopping at a red light and a bus failing to do so.
The incident occurred in 2016 while Simon was heading west on the A3 (Wandsworth High Street, just off the end of CS8) and about to turn left to head south on Garratt Lane.
Simon – who also sent us this close pass by someone driving a cement truck – was keen to emphasise just how scary it is to have a long vehicle turn towards you when you’re trapped on the inside.
“Having come to a stop at a red light a bus driver decided that red lights are actually just advisory, and rounded the corner through the light with me on its inside – which isn't dangerous at all...” he said.
> Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?
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.
> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling
Who said the conservative party were directly responsible for it? I think you're bringing your own inferences and biases again......
I usually just skim through his comments. Having read them properly I take your point.
Perhaps if the driver sees someone on the right-hand side of the road about to throw a brick at a cyclist ahead of their vehicle, but it's quite a...
Well done, Pfeiffer! Another young British hotshot to keep an eye on. The fact we keep producing such amazing talent despite so many domestic sport...
Thanks Jamie, good advice, will give it a try!
I'm on Vulpine's mailing list and have just had an email saying they are 50% off - so £130.
That kind of aggression towards strangers should entail a prison sentence at least.
No issue with PSPO Officers or even real Police Officers asking anti-social people to stop doing anti-social things with a route to appropriate...
I went for a walk the other way around the North Willen Lake today, on the way back home there is an access road with a single lockable bollard on...
In Lancashire, even the MOT testing garages(link is external) can't afford MOTs! Saw it again this morning- still no MOT since 9th February