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GEM celebrates 90th anniversary in 2022


  1. Posted on January 4th, 2022 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist today launches a series of initiatives and activities to celebrate its 90th anniversary.   Planned highlights of GEM’s special year will include a brand-new website, a make-over for its quarterly members’ magazine Good Motoring and the launch of an exciting new audio archive – Voices from the Road – with motoring stories […]

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GEM warns motorists as snow threatens to disrupt Christmas travel plans


  1. Posted on December 21st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. This winter we’re urging motorists to take extra care, with plunging temperatures and heavy snow predicted for many parts of the country over the coming Christmas weekend.   Some areas are predicted to experience more than a foot (30cm) of snow from the evening of Christmas Day and into Boxing Day.*   From 27 December […]

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How to keep your 12 days of Christmas as safe as possible


  1. Posted on December 20th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We’re offering a line-up of safer driving tips for the 12 days of Christmas. The pressures of the festive season mean it’s often easy to let good habits slip, so now is an ideal time to remember the importance of staying safe on our holiday journeys.   1. Think ahead and book a taxi home. […]

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GEM supports Government strengthening of mobile phone legislation


  1. Posted on November 24th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Loophole to be closed, making any use of hand-held phone at the wheel an offence Organisation calls for more roads policing officers to enforce updated law   GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the government announcement that the law on the use of a mobile phone while driving is to be strengthened from 2022. Under the […]

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Road Safety Week: be a Road Safety Hero


  1. Posted on November 11th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We’re encouraging as many people as we can to play a part in the forthcoming Road Safety Week (15 to 21 November).   The theme of Road Safety Week 2021 is ‘Road Safety Heroes’, celebrating the heroic work of road safety professionals, and explaining how we can all play a part in making road journeys […]

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Northern Ireland MOT Test concerns


  1. Posted on October 25th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland’s MOTs are conducted in fifteen test centres, operated by Driver and Vehicle Agency. COVID-19 aside, a batch of faulty vehicle lifts in early 2020 resulted in a substantial MOT backlog, which is only returning now to pre-pandemic levels. A somewhat interesting, but potentially concerning, solution is not […]

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Tyres once a month… what’s stopping you? asks GEM


  1. Posted on October 4th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make monthly checks on tyres, to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct.   Correct tyre pressure is not only vital for your safety on the road, it’s also the best way to maximise fuel economy, according to GEM chief executive Neil Worth.   “Regular tyre […]

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Safety warning: a wild animal strike could cost you deer


  1. Posted on October 4th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. More than half of all deer strikes occur on motorways In some regions, it’s crashes with wild boar that present an even greater risk, says road safety group If an animal is lying in the road after an impact, you need to treat it as an emergency and call 999 as there is a real […]

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One of the best! GEM celebrates a decade in the Top 3


  1. Posted on September 14th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM recognised as one of the top 3 providers for the tenth year running Voted by the public, GEM consistently features alongside big industry players Auto Express Driver Power Survey: GEM’s cover is the easiest to purchase, great value for money and fast to arrive when you need roadside assistance   RESULTS FROM the 2021 […]

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Top tips for towing, as government relaxes rules


  1. Posted on September 14th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to put safety first when towing. The advice follows a change to the rules which means it will soon* no longer be a requirement for drivers who passed their test after 1 January 1997 to take an additional test to have the ‘B+E’ categories added to their licence. All […]

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