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What now for Mitsubishi owners?


  1. Posted on August 6th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. The new car industry was having an especially hard time even before COVID-19 hit our shores. Companies that wanted to sell their cars in Europe had to recertify their vehicles to new emissions standards (the WLTP and RDE/RDE2) to make them more representative of the real world. This caused many manufacturers major headaches, with certain […]

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Put safety first on your motorway journeys this summer


  1. Posted on August 6th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Stay back – leave a large enough safety gap from the vehicle in front Stay alert – don’t fight signs of tiredness   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys. GEM’s advice focuses on two key aspects of motorway driving: leaving a sufficient gap from the vehicle in front […]

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We can all help to reduce motorcycle casualties on our post-lockdown roads


  1. Posted on July 29th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the current summer riding season. Several weeks of lockdown have meant a slow start for many riders, and GEM is urging every motorcyclist to stay legal, stay safe and focus on boosting skills.   Knowing your own limits is a vital component of being a […]

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GEM offers tips for safer holiday motoring in Europe this summer


  1. Posted on July 20th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging holidaymakers to ensure they do their homework before taking the car into mainland Europe this summer.   The Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns may be easing, but there are still restrictions and requirements which vary from country to country, according to GEM. That’s why it’s important to check: the rules on travel […]

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Comment from GEM’s chief executive on HMIC roads policing inspection report


  1. Posted on July 16th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. “As the report’s title tells us, roads policing is not optional. It plays a vital role in reducing death, serious injury and crime on our road network, yet in recent years there have been drastic cuts to officer numbers and the resources available to them.   “It makes no sense that road collisions kill twice […]

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Obscured road signs: what to do and how to reduce risk


  1. Posted on July 9th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to report any road signs hidden by trees or bushes. Hidden road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous, according to GEM.   The safety call comes at a time when roadside vegetation is at its thickest and maintenance of […]

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MOT extension to end


  1. Posted on June 30th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Following the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the MOT extension period for cars and vans is stopping from August 1st in England, Wales and Scotland. The Roads minister, Baroness Vere, has declared that all owners of cars, motorcycles and vans that are due an MOT after the 1st August will need to obtain a pass […]

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Be alert to early signs of road rage


  1. Posted on June 30th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of someone else’s road rage. The warning comes as data shows road traffic levels are almost back at pre-lockdown levels across the UK.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth commented: “Most of us will have some experience of being on […]

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GEM calls for renewed focus on road safety as report reveals the UK had more road deaths in 2019 than in 2010


  1. Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.     GEM Motoring Assist is urging the UK government to put in place a comprehensive new focus on road safety. The call follows publication of the annual Road Safety Performance Index from the European Transport Safety Council, which shows there were more road deaths in 2019 (1,926) than in 2010 (1,909).   GEM chief […]

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Whatever the penalty, using a mobile phone while driving is far too risky


  1. Posted on June 16th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   As post-lockdown traffic builds, road safety organisation reminds drivers that it’s illegal and dangerous to use a mobile phone behind the wheel Drivers caught using a hand-held phone face fines of £200 with six penalty points   GEM Motoring Assist is reminding all drivers that using a mobile phone while at the wheel is […]

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