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Holiday journey? Get the basics right before you go with GEM’s new ‘how to’ videos


  1. Posted on July 15th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. There’s now no excuse to avoid these quick, basic tasks that will help keep you safe and save you money! Simple car maintenance tips will help you steer clear of trouble on the road   GEM Motoring Assist has published a brand new series of short ‘how to’ videos that set out the basics of […]

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Steer clear of ‘hot dogs’ as temperatures soar


  1. Posted on June 24th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys this week. The call comes as humid conditions will send temperatures soaring as high as 34C in the coming few days.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave […]

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GEM issues medicines warning to drivers who use hay fever medicines


  1. Posted on June 19th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is warning of a significant rise in pollen levels across much of the UK this week, with the arrival of warmer weather. GEM is urging drivers who take hay fever remedies to check their medicines carefully before getting behind the wheel, and to be aware of the possible effects these drugs can […]

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‘Red X’ motorway lane offences: cameras are now live


  1. Posted on June 12th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists that as of this week motorway cameras are being used to detect drivers who use lanes with a red X. A red X tells drivers and riders that a lane is closed and must not be used. The system, which went live on Monday 10 June, allows cameras […]

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GEM warns of possible flood danger across large parts of the UK


  1. Posted on June 10th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to take care during the next few days, with Met. Office amber and yellow warnings in place for heavy rain across large parts of the country.   There is an amber rain warning today for parts of southern and eastern Britain, where some places could see a month’s […]

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Get that damage repaired straight away


  1. Posted on June 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Even small dents can hide underlying structural damage Damage to paintwork lets water in and raises the risk of rust When it comes to sell, any unrepaired damage suggests you’ve neglected the car IT MAY be human nature to put off small tasks that don’t seem urgent, but road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring […]

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Go slow through the fast: GEM safety warning during Ramadan


  1. Posted on May 29th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. AS THE holy month of Ramadan continues, GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging observers to make road safety a priority as they spend long days abstaining from food and drink. The holy month is a time of spiritual reflection for Muslims, who are required to avoid eating or drinking anything between sunrise and sunset every day […]

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Five tips to fight fatigue on journeys


  1. Posted on May 20th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. DRIVERS NEED to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys, says breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. The warning comes as families make plans for summer holidays that could involve road journeys of several hundred miles. Being tired when you’re driving raises the risk of a collision, because you’re less aware […]

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We can all help to reduce motorcycle casualties


  1. Posted on May 13th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the current peak riding season. Central to this, according to GEM, should be a focus for riders on boosting their skill and knowing your limits. At the same time GEM is urging other road users to improve their observation in an attempt to reduce the […]

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Global Road Safety Week: we can all be leaders in reducing death and serious injury on the roads


  1. Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is using the forthcoming UN Global Road Safety Week as an opportunity to encourage all drivers and riders to consider the risks they face (and the risks they pose) on their daily journeys, and to find ways of reducing those risks. The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, starting next Monday 6 […]

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