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Near Miss of the Day 261: Burning rubber as oncoming driver forced to slam brakes on

Our regular feature showing close passes from around the country – today it's Buckinghamshire...

Footage doesn’t always capture just how close a near miss was. You can infer from the smoking tyres of the oncoming car that this one was pretty close.

The incident – which occurs at about 2m05s in the video – took place on the road leading from Pitstone to Cheddington in Buckinghamshire on Wednesday night.

Darren reported it to Thames Valley Police. They agree that it is careless driving and have asked for a clear image showing the registration.

Darren points out that another driver took their time to get back in their lane at 2m30s into the video.

As he says in the video: “What’s wrong with these people?”

> 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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