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Self-reflection, honesty and family support are key for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on February 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about tasks they may find more difficult.   Support from family members can be very helpful, as long as any tricky conversations with a senior driver are approached with tact and sensitivity. GEM road safety officer […]

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Use the two second rule for safer motorway journeys


  1. Posted on January 31st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys, by always using the ‘two second rule’. This, says GEM, will ensure you keep a safe space in front of you and reduces the risk of ‘rear-ending’ the vehicle in front.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth offered some reassurance for […]

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GEM warns motorists as continued cold snap threatens


  1. Posted on January 25th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take extra care, with continued low temperatures and winter weather predicted over this weekend.   Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is ice on roads, foggy conditions or a fall of snow. GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips […]

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Leave your phone alone while driving


  1. Posted on January 21st, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging every driver to accept that using a mobile phone while at the wheel is not only illegal but also far too risky. The current penalty of a £200 fine with six penalty points was introduced on 1 March 2017. But figures released by the Department for Transport reveal there are […]

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Put safety first when fixing your new satnav


  1. Posted on January 8th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. POOR POSITIONING of satnav devices on windscreens poses a significant threat to road safety. Today’s large screen devices positioned in the middle of a car windscreen mean a potentially lethal reduction in driver visibility, especially on left hand bends and at junctions.     GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “If you have received […]

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Clean your plate before every journey and avoid a £1000 fine


  1. Posted on January 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to ensure they have clean number plates on all their road journeys.   They risk a fine of up to £1000 if their number plate is dirty and can’t be read easily.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says having a clear, legible number plate is vital. “A […]

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Brake fluid testers


  1. Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. Technology is a wonderful thing – in many cases, it has made tools that were once solely the preserve of the professionals more accessible to the enthusiastic car owner. A particular example of which is DIY brake fluid tools. Yet, we advise that you must buy with care.   The dangers of old brake fluid […]

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Doing dry January? How about making it a safer January on the roads


  1. Posted on December 27th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging all road users to put safety at the top of their 2019 agenda.   The call comes as we once again prepare to make those well-intentioned turn-of-the-year pledges to do more of this or less of that.   Thinking about road safety makes particularly good sense in January. After all, […]

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This Christmas, make sure your car lights are twinkling nice and bright.


  1. Posted on December 24th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.     ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to check – and use – their car lights to ensure they’re as visible as possible during this darkest time of the year.   The advice comes amid continued concern that many drivers make themselves harder to spot from behind because they’re […]

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Spare a thought for the emergency services this Christmas


  1. Posted on December 24th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist wishes all drivers a very happy and safe Christmas holiday, and takes the opportunity to thank those who will be at work over the festive season to help keep us all safe.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “As the holiday season arrives, we […]

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