General Driving Tips

Expect the unexpected out of town


  1. Posted on April 15th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to pay extra attention on rural road journeys this summer. Although traffic levels are generally lighter, rural roads account for nearly 60% of all fatalities (a total of 982 in 2014). GEM chief executive David Williams MBE says: “Driving in the countryside is usually […]

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Be ‘Blue Light Aware’ and stay safe around emergency vehicles, says GEM Motoring Assist


  1. Posted on April 6th, 2016 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 assist emergency services vehicles when required. GEM’s short video outlines the best course of action for drivers to take when they encounter an emergency vehicle. GEM chief executive David Williams MBE says: “We all want […]

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Let’s keep horses and riders safe on our roads, urges GEM Motoring Assist


  1. Posted on April 5th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is adding its voice to the recently-launched equestrian road safety campaign by urging drivers to ‘think horse and rider’ on journeys. The plea follows the news that 36 riders were killed in road incidents over the past five years. GEM supports the recently-launched ‘Dead Slow’ campaign from […]

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Get an MOT for your driving


  1. Posted on August 11th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. HAVE YOU ever given any thought to letting an expert give your driving the once-over? If you’re like most if us, then you won’t have picked up a Highway Code or booked any refresher or advanced training since passing the L-test. We get our cars serviced and MOT-ed once a year, yet there’s no rule […]

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Put safety first on the motorway


  1. Posted on February 16th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist says the four motorway deaths at the start of the half-term getaway offer a grim reminder of how dangerous our high-speed roads can be. Two fatal collisions occurred within an hour of each other on Saturday morning. In the first, a double-decker coach collided with a stationary car on […]

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Using information from mirror checks


  1. Posted on February 5th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. How often do you think you should check your rear view mirror? Would you believe checking the rear view mirror every five to eight seconds is ideal? It’s true! It keeps you up to date with what’s happening behind you. If you also check your mirror before you slow down or speed up, before and […]

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Car Insurance Explained


  1. Posted on June 19th, 2014 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on the road without valid insurance in place. This insurance policy must at least cover you for injury or damage to a third party while using that motor vehicle. Types of Cover Policy Features Car Insurance Costs Types of Cover […]

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Seven tips for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on March 20th, 2014 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We’ve consulted doctors, ophthalmologists, psychologists and road safety experts to come up with some simple ways to help extend your safe driving career. By combining regular check-ups with regular physical activity, you really can make a difference when it comes to staying as safe as possible for as long as possible. Also, by seeking the […]

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Tips for safer, simpler parking


  1. Posted on January 14th, 2014 by James Luckhurst
  2. When most people learn to drive, they focus their attention on getting from point A to point B. They do their best to make the correct choices to allow them to reach their destination. But what happens after they get there? Do they make the proper choices in the car park?  We came upon some […]

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Blue Light Aware


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Irrespective of how much driving experience a motorist may have the very sudden approach of an emergency vehicle on a ‘blue light run’ can cause panic and the possibility that ‘life and death’ time could be wasted if the wrong action is chosen. This new video sponsored by GEM Motoring Assist outlines the things a […]

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