General Driving Tips

GEM Driver Assessment


  1. Posted on October 31st, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The Driver Assessment scheme developed by GEM Motoring Assist and The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is an excellent way of ensuring that your driving skills are as good as they used to be. It is not a test, so you will not feel under pressure. Our examiners are here to help! Q) Why […]

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Pre-holiday trip tech check worry


  1. Posted on August 1st, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Almost half of drivers that take their cars on holiday do not treat it to simple, but vital, safety inspections, before heading off, according to a YouGov survey, commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman.   Conducted online, the study of over 1,600 British motorists revealed that female drivers are also less keen than their male counterparts […]

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GEM helps keep older drivers safe on the road


  1. Posted on September 26th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. International Day of Older Persons takes place on Sunday 1 October More than 100,000 people over 90 still have driving licences ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is keen to stand up for the increasing number of older people who choose to continue driving. The support is backed up by findings from […]

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Emergency! Do you know how best to help a blue light vehicle


  1. Posted on August 10th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to be ‘Blue Light Aware’, and to know how to assist the emergency services vehicles when required. The call comes as online views of its short video on the subject approach the 400,000 mark. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “We […]

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Wake up to the dangers of fatigue


  1. Posted on July 28th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys. The advice comes as thousands of families across the country embark on long road journeys to holiday destinations. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “It is widely accepted that fatigue is a major […]

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Increase your following distance, reduce your risk: safety tips from GEM


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers to try out the ‘two-second rule’ and ensure they’re not putting lives at risk by tailgating. The advice comes amid concern that too many motorists are simply unaware of the distance they need to stop safely in an emergency.   Writing in the […]

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GEM warns motorists as winter weather threatens


  1. Posted on January 11th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take extra care as winter weather is predicted in the next few days. Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is a fall of snow, and GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips in order […]

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Using your lights thoughtfully.


  1. Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Rob Marshall
  2. Even if they are kept in good order, car exterior lamps can cause unintentional discomfort for road users. The following five tips may help you reduce the chances of this, which may also reduce the risk of an incident occurring. BRAKE LIGHTS: If stationary at traffic lights, especially, be aware that leaving your foot on […]

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Brighten up behind, GEM urges drivers using daytime running lights


  1. Posted on November 21st, 2016 by James Luckhurst
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they’re as visible as possible at all times. The advice comes amid concern that many drivers may be inadvertently making themselves harder to spot from behind when daytime visibility is reduced, because they’re relying on automatic lighting systems and front-only daytime running […]

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Parent safety tips for first day on the school run  


  1. Posted on August 31st, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   BREAKDOWN AND road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging parents to make safety their number one priority on journeys to and from school. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “Around 750,000 children will be arriving at school for the first time this week. Their thoughts will focus on new teacher, new classroom […]

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