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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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GEM pledges support for #dontstreamanddrive Day


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is offering its support for the latest #dontstreamanddrive day, which takes place on Tuesday 16 April.   It’s a worthy cause highlighting the risk posed by drivers who choose to ‘live-stream’ their journeys using hand-held mobile phones.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said it was hard to understand why any […]

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Five top car safety checks


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Five top car safety checks you can do at home Now that spring is in the air and the weather is improving, many of us will be planning longer journeys and road trips for holidays and weekends away. Now is the perfect time to perform a few simple walk around safety checks before setting off… […]

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Self-reflection is key for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on March 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving, and by knowing where they can get expert safety advice. The statement follows the release of figures from the DVLA showing that almost 22,500 elderly motorists had their licences revoked on medical grounds in 2018. “Reaching a certain age […]

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Buckle up to boost your crash survival chances


  1. Posted on March 11th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to ensure they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call comes in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation which starts today (Monday 11 March). According to GEM road safety officer Neil Worth, wearing a seatbelt is not only a legal requirement (with a […]

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GEM supports new ’Think!’ campaign to help new drivers learn the ways of the road


  1. Posted on March 5th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist today gives its support to the latest ‘Think!’ campaign, which encourages new drivers to ‘learn the ways of the road’ with the assistance of a ‘Road Whisperer’. The ‘Road Whisperer’ will offer tips relating to some of the more challenging situations new drivers face, including roundabouts, motorways, country lanes, and in […]

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GEM calls on courts to get tough on ‘totters’


  1. Posted on February 27th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging courts across the country to get tough on drivers and riders who accumulate 12 penalty points on their licences. The call comes as a further example emerges of a driver who successfully invoked the ‘exceptional hardship’ excuse and managed to persuade magistrates that he should be allowed to continue driving. […]

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Mandatory speed assistance systems are vital to tackle road deaths caused by speeding


  1. Posted on February 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is supporting road safety groups across Europe by urging ministers to ensure that Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory on all new vehicles from 2022. Speeding, according to a new European Transport Safety Report published Monday 18 February, remains a significant factor in overall road safety performance. Excessive and inappropriate speed […]

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