Today’s Near Miss comes from Ollie. In the video that Ollie posted on Twitter a car first squeezes past him only to get two flashes on the speed camera just seconds later.
Sometimes a close pass has immediate consequences and this time, the driver speeding past a cyclist got to experience that.
In the video that Ollie shared on Twitter, a driver decided to pass him on a 20mph road. They failed to acknowledge the speed limit and got two flashes almost simultaneously to the risky overtake.
Cyclists of Twitter! Would you like something to warm the cockles of your heart this fine evening?
How about a close pass rewarded with an immediate speeding fine? Well here's a 20 second masterpiece in karma.
— Ollie (@ohbee07) July 13, 2022
Ollie's reaction can be heard in the video and in the replies following his tweet, he points out how the speeding was clear as he was doing 20mph, meaning the car had to be going faster.
Yep I was doing 20mph so they must be going 25/30. They were obviously too busy getting in front of the annoying road tax exempt cyclist at all costs that they missed the bright yellow speed camera and white lines on the road. Or they just don’t care 🤷🏼♂️
— Ollie (@ohbee07) July 14, 2022
It seems like Ollie isn't alone in what he experienced, as his Tweet also resulted in others sharing their experiences of car drivers being in such a rush to pass cyclists that they completely miss what is ahead on the road.
Over the years road.cc 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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Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for off-road.cc. She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops.