Near Miss of the Day 458: Lorry driver left-hooks cyclist

Over the past decade, we've seen a number of road safety campaigns warning cyclists against positioning themselves on the inside of HGVs at junctions - and sadly, we've also reported on a number of cases in which a bike rider has been killed or seriously injured when a lorry driver turns left across their path. It sometimes seems, however, that there is an assumption that it is the cyclist who has put himself or herself in that position, when in reality, often it is due to the lorry driver coming up from behind them - and that is exactly what we have in today's Near Miss of the Day video, with the cyclist forced to take evasive action to avoid being hit by the trailer as it swings round. It happened on Monday to road.cc reader Martin, who told us: "Truck overtakes me approaching a roundabout; as it's a regular road I use, my assumption was that they were  turning right or going straight on (as per road markings as they were not indicating.

"Instead, truck left hooks me forcing me to take evasive action, swerving towards kerb and stopping." He said that the lorry operator - William McIntyre Haulage according to the livery - "has a negligible online presence," but added that he had reported the incident with Police Scotland, who "are proceeding with prosecution on this one after having reviewed footage and taken statement." > Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

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.

> What to do if you capture a near miss or close pass (or worse) on camera while cycling

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