Don't you hate it when you have a near miss?
It's unacceptable that our safety is at risk. Some drivers give drivers a bad name.
Councils and the Government have also failed us. They've designed and built a transport system that makes near misses inevitable. It doesn't have to be this way. Protected cycleways, better intersection designs, safe speeds, better training, and enforcement reduce conflict and crashes.
Having cameras on your bike increases you chance of follow up action, although there's no guarantees. This one got a conviction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BDECjpxi_A
We're not at our best after a near miss. Having a script may help. I suggest something like this.
Take a deep breath and count to 10.
"I felt scared when you almost hit me with your car. Please take more care. Bye." or
"That was far too close. It was scary and dangerous. Please take more care. I'm going to call your boss / file a Police complaint. Bye."
In my experience, getting into a dialogue is rarely helpful if the driver has attitude. Take the rego details and leave.
Filing a Police report. Some options:
1. Fill in a Police Roadwatch report online
2. Call *555 FREE from a mobile phone to report road incidents which are urgent but not life-threatening.
3. Visit a Police station and fill in a complaint form. You'll need to do this if you want Police to investigate and consider prosecution.