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Near Miss of the Day 495: A close pass of two cyclists with no thought of slowing down

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

Two for the price of one today as a motorist passes not just one, but two cyclists far too closely when overtaking.

The incident occurred near New Milton in Hampshire, on September 13.

“Ploughs past us like we aren’t there,” observes Gaz, who sent us the footage.

As a measure of just how close the overtake was, it’s worth pointing out that the cyclist in front was riding between the double yellow lines. Gaz was further out.

Despite the other cyclist’s kerb-hugging position, the motorist appears to have little room for manoeuvre to the left or the right as they pass due to the oncoming truck. It is not a wide lane.

Gaz says he sent the footage to police but still hasn’t heard back.

> 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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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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