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Latest GEM funding window for road safety applications closes on 31 December


  1. Posted on November 12th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   The GEM Road Safety Charity is inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 for road safety projects.   The current funding window will remain open until Tuesday 31 December.   Since it was established in 1985, the Charity has funded many projects which have aimed to reduce the number of people killed or […]

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GEM issues warning for drivers as winter blows in


  1. Posted on November 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.  Forecasters predict Arctic plunge, with low temperatures and wintry showers   GEM Motoring Assist is offering simple tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter. Giving some attention now to batteries, tyres, antifreeze, wipers, lights and other vehicle essentials is the best way of ensuring reliability in the months to come, says GEM.   […]

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GEM issues motorway deer collision warning


  1. Posted on October 24th, 2019 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 […]

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Let’s put our children’s safety first… and put the clocks forward


  1. Posted on October 22nd, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging the UK government to put children’s safety first and agree to adopt Single/Double British Summertime (SDST). Experts maintain the move, involving an adjustment of the clocks to GMT + 1 in the winter and GMT + 2 in the summer, would prevent 80 deaths and more than 200 serious injuries […]

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Top tips from GEM to avoid parking prangs


  1. Posted on October 16th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to take simple steps to avoid prangs while trying to park.   Estimates from the insurance industry suggest there are more than 1,000 low-speed collisions in car parks every day, with the average repair bill topping £15001.These collisions lead to door, bumper, wheel and bodywork damage.   Council car […]

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Vision and driving: why being able to read a number plate just isn’t good enough


  1. Posted on October 14th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says the current eyesight test for drivers is long out of date and not fit for purpose. GEM is calling for a detailed check of every driver’s visual acuity and field of view every 10 years.  GEM road safety officer Neil Worth renewed the organisation’s call for the government to update driver […]

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Put safety first on motorway journeys, says GEM


  1. Posted on October 7th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   “Halt the rollout of smart motorways until a proper safety review has been completed,” says GEM spokesperson   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys. The organisation is also calling for a stop to the rollout of smart motorways until a proper safety review has taken place -and […]

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Checking your tyres is quick and simple, thanks to new GEM videos


  1. Posted on October 1st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging car owners to make monthly checks of pressures and tread on their tyres. And for anyone concerned that they may not know safe from dangerous, GEM’s recently-released short videos show just how quick and simple a tyre check can be.   GEM’s call comes at the start of Tyre Safety […]

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Support Project EDWARD and let’s drive road casualties down to zero


  1. Posted on September 24th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. European Day Without A Road Death takes place on 26 September 2019 GEM was the founding sponsor of this event which this year will be supported in 25 countries GEM joins forces with veteran broadcaster Valerie Singleton to help make Project EDWARD relevant for older drivers   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging road users all […]

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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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