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I'm riding along in the secondary position. A car comes from behind and I can hear that they've no intention of slowing down, despite the small amount of space they'd give me as a result. I dive to the side to avoid being close passed or side-swiped. Almost immediately they have to pull in as there's oncoming traffic, forcing me to slow as well. So the overtake gained them nothing, slowed me down, and was a classic case of bullying their way through. As I approached I could see the driving eating as they drove off. So that's careless driver at minimum.

This road is a classic case for 20mph limits. It's narrowed by parked cars, is used as a rat run shortcut, and has several places used by families for recreation right next to it. It needs speeds reduced to return it back to being a street for the people that live here.

Passing too Close
Highway code rule 213.
Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road surfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy patches on the road. Give them plenty of room and pay particular attention to any sudden change of direction they may have to make.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069858

And more importantly Highway Code rule 163.
Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so. You should give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.
www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070314

www.driving-law.co.uk/offences/careless_driving.asp

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