Mums to take ‘personal safety on the road’ seriously this Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day, road safety organisation and breakdown cover company GEM Motoring Assist is advising drivers, especially women, on the importance of personal safety on the roads. In association with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, GEM has created a campaign leaflet to raise awareness of key safety issues while driving, particularly for women travelling on their own or with children.
Offering tips and advice on general personal safety on the road, including what to do during a breakdown and much more, GEM’s leaflet aims to make women feel more confident and to equip them with tools and information to deal with difficult situations effectively. Not only does the leaflet give detailed information on general car maintenance, it also provides integral advice on how to deal with dangerous situations, including a useful emergency checklist of items that motorists should have in their car at all times.
New mum Konnie Huq, who appears on the cover of the leaflet, comments, “The vast majority of journeys we make will be free from incident or threat but, occasionally, we may have cause for concern. The excellent advice in this booklet should help make car travel safer and less stressful for everyone. I am delighted to recommend the booklet to all drivers and congratulate GEM Motoring Assist and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust on a worthwhile initiative.”
Catherine Skinner, Director of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, comments, “The chance of becoming a victim of violence or aggression when you are out driving is very small for most of us but, as the risks do exist, it makes sense to take a few simple precautions to minimise the dangers. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is delighted to be working with GEM in offering some common sense advice on how to improve your safety when out and about in your car.”
David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, comments, “Often more vulnerable in certain instances, mothers and women are at the heart of this campaign and, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, now is a good time as any for all the family to think about personal safety on the roads.
“We are delighted to be working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and to have Konnie Huq’s support in helping to raise awareness of this prominent issue. We hope that it is a step in the right direction in making UK drivers safer on the roads.”