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Self-reflection is key for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on March 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving, and by knowing where they can get expert safety advice. The statement follows the release of figures from the DVLA showing that almost 22,500 elderly motorists had their licences revoked on medical grounds in 2018. “Reaching a certain age […]

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Buckle up to boost your crash survival chances


  1. Posted on March 11th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to ensure they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call comes in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation which starts today (Monday 11 March). According to GEM road safety officer Neil Worth, wearing a seatbelt is not only a legal requirement (with a […]

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GEM supports new ’Think!’ campaign to help new drivers learn the ways of the road


  1. Posted on March 5th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist today gives its support to the latest ‘Think!’ campaign, which encourages new drivers to ‘learn the ways of the road’ with the assistance of a ‘Road Whisperer’. The ‘Road Whisperer’ will offer tips relating to some of the more challenging situations new drivers face, including roundabouts, motorways, country lanes, and in […]

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GEM calls on courts to get tough on ‘totters’


  1. Posted on February 27th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging courts across the country to get tough on drivers and riders who accumulate 12 penalty points on their licences. The call comes as a further example emerges of a driver who successfully invoked the ‘exceptional hardship’ excuse and managed to persuade magistrates that he should be allowed to continue driving. […]

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Mandatory speed assistance systems are vital to tackle road deaths caused by speeding


  1. Posted on February 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is supporting road safety groups across Europe by urging ministers to ensure that Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory on all new vehicles from 2022. Speeding, according to a new European Transport Safety Report published Monday 18 February, remains a significant factor in overall road safety performance. Excessive and inappropriate speed […]

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Self-reflection, honesty and family support are key for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on February 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about tasks they may find more difficult.   Support from family members can be very helpful, as long as any tricky conversations with a senior driver are approached with tact and sensitivity. GEM road safety officer […]

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Use the two second rule for safer motorway journeys


  1. Posted on January 31st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys, by always using the ‘two second rule’. This, says GEM, will ensure you keep a safe space in front of you and reduces the risk of ‘rear-ending’ the vehicle in front.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth offered some reassurance for […]

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GEM warns motorists as continued cold snap threatens


  1. Posted on January 25th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take extra care, with continued low temperatures and winter weather predicted over this weekend.   Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is ice on roads, foggy conditions or a fall of snow. GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips […]

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Leave your phone alone while driving


  1. Posted on January 21st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging every driver to accept that using a mobile phone while at the wheel is not only illegal but also far too risky. The current penalty of a £200 fine with six penalty points was introduced on 1 March 2017. But figures released by the Department for Transport reveal there are […]

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Put safety first when fixing your new satnav


  1. Posted on January 8th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. POOR POSITIONING of satnav devices on windscreens poses a significant threat to road safety. Today’s large screen devices positioned in the middle of a car windscreen mean a potentially lethal reduction in driver visibility, especially on left hand bends and at junctions.     GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “If you have received […]

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