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Near Miss of the Day 258: Driver changes lanes (nearly) into cyclist

Our regular series featuring near misses from around the country – today it’s South London

Today’s near miss involves a motorist indicating only as they change lanes and not before. The unfortunate cyclist is squeezed to the kerb.

Dan said: “I recorded this on my commute on Balham Hill in South London. The date is correct but the time is off by one hour. It happened at 8.30ish.

“There were quite a few cyclists behind me and you can hear one ask if I’m ok in the vid. I spoke with the driver at the lights and he just shouted at me that I should have noticed his signal.”

Dan’s final comment is a recurring one within our Near Miss of the Day feature. “I was unhurt and obviously no point reporting it to the police who simply do not care.”

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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.

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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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