Near Miss in Haren

Photo of a near miss in Haren shared space
This photo is a still from a video taken of a ride through the 'shared space' main street in Haren, in the Netherlands. The Ka has just overtaken, and is hitting the brakes and squeezing to the right as motor vehicles come in the opposite direction. This is a Dutch driver driving in the same way as most British drivers; not overtaking aggressively but with the result that the cycle user feels unsafe because of the lack of space. It is not because of perfect driving standards that the Dutch have the highest cycling modal share in Europe.