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Photo number: 52374

Photo #52374

See clip at youtu.be/HnOoYxlO0Eo

Notice the way I wiggle at 3 seconds just as the truck is passing. I'm shocked at how close it is beside me (but out of shot).

It looks like the driver is rushing to get past before the oncoming bus. Saving, at most, a few seconds given my speed.

Passing to 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

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