Today's Near Miss of the Day video resulted in the driver being charged with driving without due care and attention and with a hefty court bill, including a fine and costs of more than £1,000 and six penalty points added to their driving licence.
The cyclist involved told us the punishment was handed down in the driver's absence as they did not attend court, but they were given a fine plus costs totalling £1,074, as well the points.
It came after the incident shown in the footage during February of this year, the cyclist explaining how the road in question is quiet and rural, "but still has plenty of overtaking opportunities".
"Despite that, the vehicle's driver decided to overtake after a SLOW/ARAF section of road, and while going over a narrow bridge, and approaching crossroads," they explained.
"The road narrowing meant the driver passed within inches of me, and he obviously had no care or awareness of me riding. The footage from the rear camera was sent through Operation Snap, and positive action has been taken by Dyfed Powys Police.
"While many cyclists are frustrated by their local area policing, I have found Dyfed Powys Police to be very responsive. The vast majority of any footage submitted has had positive action taken against the driver."
It's the second footage from the cyclist we have used for Near Miss of the Day in recent times. Last month, a video showing an impatient driver overtaking a tractor before close passing a cyclist and narrowly avoiding an oncoming HGV made NMotD 873.
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.
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] road.cc or send us a message via the road.cc 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.
Dan joined road.cc in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining road.cc, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.