GEM Gives Parents A Break From Motoring Worries
Saying goodbye is tough enough but many parents will also be worrying about their off-spring behind the wheel of a car. And whilst you have to rely on trust
when it comes to safe driving, parents can at least take steps to provide some peace of mind in the case of a breakdown away from home, thanks to GEM Motoring Assist.
As well as being a road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist, formerly known as the Guild of Experienced Motorists, offers a comprehensive roadside recovery service. One of its key policies offers family membership, which means that your dependents can be covered when living temporarily away from home.
‘We want to give parents the peace of mind that their youngster will be properly looked after if the car breaks down. With our family policy, in the event of a breakdown, their teen driver will be picked up and cared for quickly and reliably’ commented David Williams, MBE, Chief Executive of GEM Motoring Assist.
Recently voted Number One for roadside assistance in the Driver Power Survey of over 32,000 readers of Auto Express magazine, GEM offers an exceptional service which is clearly revered by its members. With an average response time of 40 minutes and a 24 hour service, parents can be confident that their offspring will be picked up quickly whatever the time of day.
One family who has benefited from GEM’s service are the Wilton’s from Frome in Somerset. John and Jackie Wilton’s sons Nick (21) and Chris (20) have both had their own cars since passing their tests aged 17. “Naturally we worried a lot about the boys being out in cars on their own, but we have to trust that they will be driving responsibly”. said Jackie. “We do however insist they regularly check their cars to maintain them, but this did not help when Nick, a student at the University of Bath, inadvertently drove into a flooded road and stalled late one evening. Unable to restart his car, he called GEM who came out and rescued him within half an hour. Nick and his car were towed safely home where after a night of drying out, his vehicle was back on the road next day!”
‘We realise that it is a changing time for parents as their children grow up and start to live away from home for periods of time, but we want to make sure they know that they are driving as safely as possible with the most reliable cover’ commented David.
Although ‘family’ cover will cease when a youngster leaves the home for good, it’s not only ‘families’ who can apply. Young adults who typically house-share with other young drivers can also benefit from the low rate of a ‘group’ cover if required.