Simon MacMichael June 23 2017
It’s coming towards the end of the first week of our new feature on Near Miss of the Day, and it’s clear from the response we’ve had that being put at risk of bodily injury or worse is sadly an all too common occurrence.
Today’s comes from Abbeville Road in Clapham, South London, and shows some shockingly aggressive driving by a motorist at the wheel of a BMW.
But when road.cc reader Eric Oliphant, who described the driver’s actions as “aggressive, impatient and dangerous,” submitted the footage to the Metropolitan Police Service via its Roadsafe website – which you could be forgiven for thinking was tailor-made for dealing with this kind of incident – he never heard back.
We understand that the Met will be launching a close pass operation similar to that initiated by West Midlands Police last year, but as yet there is no news of a start date.