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Get your car health checked before hitting the holiday highway


  1. Posted on July 26th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to follow some simple tips before setting off on long, hot holiday journeys this summer.   GEM is predicting significantly higher levels of traffic on popular holiday roads in the coming weeks. This, combined with poorly-maintained cars being at higher risk of breaking down and the staff shortages caused […]

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Staycation car preparation


  1. Posted on July 20th, 2021 by Rob Marshall
  2.   With many motorists planning a holiday on the British isles, consider that staycations are far from restful for your car. Heavy loads, warm weather and long journeys, especially at high speeds, place certain parts of a vehicle under greater stress than usual.   We hope that these five tech tips help to reduce the […]

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Avoiding ‘hot dogs’ in the car


  1. Posted on July 13th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys in sunny and warmer weather, particularly when temperatures rise into the high 20s.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the […]

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GEM welcomes ‘long overdue’ Highway Code advice on motorway driving


  1. Posted on July 5th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the announcement that the Highway Code is to be updated later this year to give road users a better understanding of how motorways operate.  GEM chief executive Neil Worth said the additional advice was long overdue. “Traffic management procedures – including use of the hard shoulder for traffic – […]

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Keeping cool on the roads


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist offers advice that should help keep drivers cool and calm, even when it’s sweltering outside.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth says: “Making long journeys in hot weather can be stressful, especially if traffic is heavy and you’re stuck for any length of time. We recommend good preparation and sensible journey […]

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Using a mobile phone while driving


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We all know that using a mobile phone while at the wheel is not only illegal but also very risky. As post-lockdown traffic builds, GEM is concerned that many of us will have come to rely on digital communication in recent months and will be tempted to answers calls, respond to texts or stay connected […]

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Wake up to the dangers of fatigue


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by James Luckhurst
  2. At GEM Motoring Assist, we encourage drivers to be watchful for the symptoms of fatigue and the risks of being behind the wheel when tired. As we enter the 2021 summer holiday season, staycations are likely to prove more popular than ever, and families will be heading off to destinations that could be many hours’ drive […]

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Are you overdue an eye test?


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. At GEM Motoring Assist, we encourage drivers and riders of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test. The past year of Covid restrictions will have put many people off booking an eye test, but as things open up and the roads become busier, we urge everyone to prioritise safety and book a proper […]

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Seven tips for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. At GEM, we believe that older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving, and by knowing where they can get expert safety advice.   The road casualty figures for 2019 showed a nine per cent increase in the number of people aged 60 and over killed in road collisions (from 588 […]

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Safety tips for motorcyclists


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the summer riding season. Several months of lockdown have meant a slow start for many riders, and GEM urges every motorcyclist to stay legal, stay safe and focus on boosting skills.   Knowing your own limits is a vital component of being a safe, responsible […]

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