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Near Miss of the Day 444: Recurring issue at junctions on shared use path

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

Today’s near miss is actually a whole series of near misses, all on the same shared use path on Dunyeats Road in Broadstone, Poole. The junction design makes them sufficiently likely that the cyclist who shot the footage proceeds with extreme caution.

“I've emailed the council and sent them the video of the blue BMW,” said Dave. “They saw nothing wrong with the driving.”

Dave says he’s been on that route again since and had the same issues. “Every single junction on it is dangerous.”

As he points out in the video, setting the give way lines back from the path means motorists emerging from side roads have no real view of anyone who is riding on it.

Dave also sent us a bad driving compilation featuring all manner of incidents on his local roads.

> 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

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