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Don’t let your World Cup end in penalties


  1. Posted on September 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. • Road safety organisation encourages fans to plan their journeys home if they’re heading out to watch a match. GEM Motoring Assist is issuing advice to help fans put safety first during the forthcoming Rugby World Cup matches in Japan. Many of the matches, such as England’s first fixture against Tonga (Sunday 22 Sept), kick […]

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Six tips to banish driver distractions


  1. Posted on September 13th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Recognising the danger of distractions and knowing how to keep them to a minimum is a vital part of driving safely. That’s why GEM Motoring Assist has today published a line-up of simple tips to help drivers stay focused on safe driving. Writing in the Autumn edition of Good Motoring, GEM’s quarterly member magazine, road […]

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Show your support for #ProjectEDWARD


  1. Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   #ProjectEDWARD, European Day Without A Road Death takes place this year on Thursday 26 September Theme is ‘We are all more vulnerable than we think’ Join the social media conversation with different safety themes every day this month   Road safety and breakdown organisation. GEM Motoring Assist is proud to support this year’s #ProjectEDWARD […]

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GEM offers parents and children safety tips for the school run


  1. Posted on August 29th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. • play your part on the school run • look for ways to reduce the risks children face – as passengers, cyclists or pedestrians GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging parents and children to make safety their number one priority on journeys to and from school. The new school year begins very shortly, and GEM says […]

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GEM comments on today’s news from the DfT


  1. Posted on August 28th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist comments on today’s news from the Department for Transport that shows an increase in the number of people killed in crashes where one driver was over the drink drive limit.   The estimate is 250, an increase of nine per cent up from 230 in 2016, and the highest level for a […]

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Be alert to early signs of road rage


  1. Posted on August 14th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of road rage. The warning comes as thousands of families take to the road every day at the start or end of a summer holiday.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “Most of us will have some experience […]

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It’s time to update mobile phone legislation


  1. Posted on August 8th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Current legislation is not fit for purpose – ‘interactive communication’ is an outdated concept Recent court case demonstrates the compromise to road safety Government must immediately update wording of mobile phone legislation     GEM Motoring Assist is urging the UK government to update the wording of its law on the use of a mobile phone […]

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The perils of cheap ignition coils


  1. Posted on August 5th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. Ignition coils have been crucial to the petrol engine, even before one was used to power a horseless carriage and are still vital today. Their role is to provide a high voltage spark that is used to jump across a gap on a spark plug, to ignite the petrol and air mixture. Without a decent […]

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GEM is voted the UK’s number one breakdown recovery provider


  1. Posted on July 31st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM is ‘excellent at keeping you informed’ ‘Staff are very friendly’ ‘The firm offers strong value for money’   RESULTS FROM the 2019 Auto Express Driver Power Survey show that GEM Motoring Assist has kept its place as the UK’s number one breakdown recovery provider for the seventh year running. The result also means […]

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Expect motorcyclists at junctions and you’re more likely to spot them


  1. Posted on July 30th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to take extra care at junctions, in an attempt to reduce collisions with motorcyclists.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “Around 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions, usually because of a driver observation error which some years ago picked up the nickname ‘SMIDSY’ […]

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