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Near Miss of the Day 289: Driver immediately returns to road after left hook

Our regular feature of close passes from around the country ... today it's Greater Manchester...

Today’s near miss has fallen foul of Greater Manchester Police’s two-minute rule. The force says it requires two minutes of video either side of an incident and the cyclist didn’t have this.

The footage was paused beforehand to take a shot of a motorist advancing beyond an advanced stop line and was stopped afterwards when the motorist had driven away.

“You live and learn,” said Bob, who suffered the left hook at around 3pm yesterday in Altrincham.

As the motorist overtakes and turns in front of him, Bob can be seen turning left to avoid a crash.

He guesses it was, “probably someone going on the school run as there is a primary school at the top of the road.

Bob decided to follow. However, the driver didn’t stop and after taking a few turns, returned to the main road.

Earlier this week, we reported how the European Union data watchdog has concluded that the right to privacy outweighs the recording of journeys in case of a collision – something that could have profound implications for the use of helmet cams.

The European Data Protection Board, an independent body set up to police the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is inviting comments on its draft guidelines, and its consultation is open until September 9, 2019.

> 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.

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> 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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