Driving in comfort

Posted on August 24th, 2015 by James Luckhurst

GEM has published a new video to promote safer, more comfortable journeys for seniors

The free video looks at how the process of ageing can affect our ability to get in and out of the car, or drive around safely and in comfort.

GEM chief executive David Williams MBE comments: “Most of us suffer the occasional ache and pain as we get older, leading to stiffness and reduced visibility. This video offers a few ideas that should make car journeys a bit easier and more enjoyable again.

“We look at whether your car is as suitable for your needs and circumstances as it once was. Since for most of us, the cost of changing cars is likely to be prohibitive, we also demonstrate inexpensive but safe devices that can reduce the discomfort associated with getting in and out, loading heavy luggage, turning your neck or fastening your seatbelt.

“At GEM, we want to help every driver stay as safe as possible for as long as possible. All the ideas in the video are designed to make it easy for drivers to adapt to the sort of physical changes that happen to most of us, whilst ensuring that we are always in full control of our vehicle on every journey.”

The video, presented by Peter Baker, lasts around eight minutes and was funded in part by Westminster City Council and in part by the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Charity.

Click here to view the video

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