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Near Miss of the Day 283: Fast, close pass and used a bus lane

Our regular series featuring close passes from around the country - today it's London...

Today’s near miss sees a driver pass a number of cyclists at significant speed. He does this inside a line of queuing traffic which he passes by driving in a bus lane.

The incident occurred on Tooting High Street in London at about 6.30pm on March 5, 2018. It was reported two later and Mitch, who submitted the footage, has recently heard that the driver has been fined.

(Mitch also provided us with NMotD 89 - another that resulted in a successful prosecution.)

On this occasion, the registered owner of the vehicle did not supply the details of the driver at the time of the incident.

This resulted in them being taken to court for failing to comply with a legal document. 

The defendant was ordered to pay a £660 fine, £166 costs and received six penalty points.

> 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

> What to do next if you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision

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