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GEM calls for more severe penalties to deter uninsured driving


  1. Posted on July 18th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling for harsher penalties to reduce the problem of driving without insurance. This, says GEM, would have an immediate and significant impact in reducing road casualties, as well as demonstrating a commitment to protecting vulnerable road users.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “Uninsured […]

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Ride smarter this summer: GEM targets ‘born-again bikers’ in call for skills boost


  1. Posted on July 9th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to ensure motorcyclists put safety first on rides this summer. At the heart of this call, according to GEM, is a focus on rider skill for those who may be back into biking after a lengthy gap.   There were 319 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 […]

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Assisted driving name blame


  1. Posted on July 4th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. Before being dismissed as a Luddite, I admit to being a cautious admirer of systems that are intended to make driving both easier and safer, especially from a technical point of view. Yet, production cars are not fully-autonomous, even though one might think that they are able to drive themselves.   Nothing New In their […]

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GEM marks NHS 70th birthday with a reminder to be ‘Blue Light Aware’


  1. Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. AS THE National Health Service marks its 70th anniversary, breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to spare a few minutes to watch its Blue Light Aware video.   The video gives clear and simple advice on how to assist emergency ambulances and other blue light vehicles.   GEM […]

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Dangers of Dust


  1. Posted on June 29th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. While wintery conditions are known to play havoc with your car’s paint and bodywork, it is misleading to think that hot summery weather offers a respite. Ultra-violet light seeks to destroy your car’s protective paint, reducing not only the protective qualities it offers to the underlying metalwork, but also fading its colour.   Invariably, dust […]

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Keep your personal drink-drive limit at zero when abroad


  1. Posted on June 28th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging holiday drivers to be mindful of the lower drink-drive limits in force across Europe this summer. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “The best way to stay safe and legal is by never drinking and driving, so we recommend you keep your personal drink-drive […]

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GEM issues advice to help drivers keep cool in the heatwave


  1. Posted on June 27th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. FORECASTERS ARE predicting continued high temperatures in coming days, and GEM Motoring Assist is taking the opportunity to offer advice that should help keep drivers cool and calm, even when it’s sweltering outside.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “Making long journeys in hot weather can be stressful, especially if traffic is heavy […]

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Be alert to early signs of road rage


  1. Posted on June 18th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of road rage. The warning follows release of disturbing dashcam video appearing to show an angry driver in the West Midlands shunting a fellow motorist and causing a high-speed crash.   GEM road safety […]

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Don’t let your World Cup end in penalties


  1. Posted on June 12th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety organisation encourages fans to plan their journeys home if they’re heading out to watch a match.  ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is issuing advice to help football fans put safety first during the forthcoming World Cup matches in Russia. Many of the matches, such as England’s first fixture against Tunisia […]

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Road test: Volkswagen Polo


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. Road test by Sue Baker

    Price: £19,535 as tested
    Economy: 58.9mpg
    Quite pricey for its dimensions but well-built and good to drive.

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