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Look beyond the obvious for safety clues on country roads


  1. Posted on April 19th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to look beyond the obvious for clues that will keep them safe on rural road journeys this summer.  As traffic levels rise with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, GEM anticipates large numbers of people making the most of sunny days for journeys in the country.   To stay safe […]

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We pay tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh following his death


  1. Posted on April 9th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist was saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.   The Duke served as President of GEM from 1959 to 1965, and he remained an honorary member of the organisation ever since.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth commented: “Our thoughts and prayers are with […]

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We can all help to reduce motorcycle casualties


  1. Posted on April 6th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties as the new riding season gains momentum. Central to this, according to GEM, should be a focus for riders on boosting their skill and knowing their limits.   At the same time GEM is urging other road users to improve their observation in an attempt to […]

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GEM supports calls for overhaul of driver medical fitness rules


  1. Posted on March 31st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   Safety group urges drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and fitness to drive Age-based self-certification should be replaced by regular medical examinations for drivers of all ages   GEM Motoring Assist is calling for new ways of assessing whether a driver is medically fit to hold a licence.   The call supports […]

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Make sure you and your car are ready for the road post-lockdown


  1. Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ensure they return to the roads safely as current COVID-19 restrictions are eased. GEM has simple advice for drivers to ensure they stay safe, and tips for keeping their cars in a safe, roadworthy condition.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth commented: “Many people will have reduced or […]

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GEM’s ‘Blue Light Aware’ resource is ‘highly commended’ in Intelligent Instructor Awards 2021


  1. Posted on March 15th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. MEMBERS of the Blue Light Aware team at GEM Motoring Assist are thrilled that the resource  was ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Product of the Year’ category during the recently-announced Intelligent Instructor Awards 2021.   The awards recognise excellence within the driver training industry, rewarding key industry suppliers, both regional and national driving schools, as well […]

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GEM expresses concern over Britain’s drug drivers


  1. Posted on March 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Safety group comments on findings from new report published today   GEM Motoring Assist is raising concerns about drug driving across the UK. In particular, GEM is worried about inconsistencies in sentencing of offenders, and by the large number of offences being committed by reoffenders.   Responding to a report published today (1 March) by […]

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GEM’s solid white line explainer is a massive social media hit


  1. Posted on February 22nd, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. A SHORT video explaining how to let a police car past when there are solid white line down the middle of the road is one of the social media sensations of the past few days. The video, which combines clear, simple animation with footage from real road scenes, has been viewed more than 41,000 times […]

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GEM looks beyond our shores for effective ways to tackle drink driving


  1. Posted on February 16th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist has joined other groups in calling for a review of inadequate drink drive laws as deaths involving drink drivers reaches a 10-year high.   Provisional government statistics for 2019 show that the central estimate of deaths from drink-driving on roads in Great Britain in 2019 was 280, an increase of 40 on […]

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Increase your following distance, reduce your risk: safety tips from GEM


  1. Posted on February 9th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers to try out the ‘two-second rule’ and ensure they’re not putting lives at risk by tailgating.   The advice follows the start of trials involving motorway cameras designed to detect drivers travelling too close, amid concerns that too many motorists are simply unaware of the distance they need […]

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