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Steer clear of ‘hot dogs’ as temperatures soar


  1. Posted on July 24th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys during the summer heat.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes ill or dies, the owner is likely […]

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GEM calls for big council cut backs… of foliage obscuring road signs


  1. Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is calling on local authorities to tackle the present menace of road signs obscured by foliage.   Obscured road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous, according to GEM.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “Road signs provide vital orders and […]

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Penalty points for seatbelt offences are long overdue


  1. Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to bring the law into line with Northern Ireland, and increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys. Commenting on the new road safety plans being considered by the Government, GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “The Government was […]

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‘Hands-free’ doesn’t mean ‘brain-free’


  1. Posted on July 19th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Hands-free phone use may currently be legal for driving, but that doesn’t make it safe… Distraction can last up to five minutes after a call is finished Safe places to stop and take call do not include the hard shoulder of the motorway GEM Motoring Assist is reminding all drivers that phone calls and texts […]

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GEM comment on young driver safety and graduated driver licensing


  1. Posted on July 18th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM comment on young driver safety and graduated driver licensing   Commenting on today’s government announcement that it intends exploring the issue of graduated driver licensing as part of an attempt to make young drivers safer, GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said:   “Graduated driver licensing (GDL) adds that all-important intermediate element between learner […]

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Get the basics right before you drive with GEM’s new ‘how to’ videos


  1. Posted on July 15th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. There’s now no excuse to avoid these quick, basic tasks that will help keep you safe and save you money! Simple car maintenance tips will help you steer clear of trouble on the road   GEM Motoring Assist has published a brand new series of short ‘how to’ videos that set out the basics of […]

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Mobile phones and driving


  1. Posted on June 19th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. This video is showing the possible risks, fines and penalties of using a mobile phone when driving. The 4 minute video talks to a number of people about what they know and didn’t know about the driving laws when using a mobile phone. GEM Motoring Assist is heavily involved in Road Safety and offers Car, […]

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GEM issues medicines warning to drivers who use hay fever medicines


  1. Posted on June 19th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is warning of a significant rise in pollen levels across much of the UK this week, with the arrival of warmer weather. GEM is urging drivers who take hay fever remedies to check their medicines carefully before getting behind the wheel, and to be aware of the possible effects these drugs can […]

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‘Red X’ motorway lane offences: cameras are now live


  1. Posted on June 12th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists that as of this week motorway cameras are being used to detect drivers who use lanes with a red X. A red X tells drivers and riders that a lane is closed and must not be used. The system, which went live on Monday 10 June, allows cameras […]

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GEM warns of possible flood danger across large parts of the UK


  1. Posted on June 10th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to take care during the next few days, with Met. Office amber and yellow warnings in place for heavy rain across large parts of the country.   There is an amber rain warning today for parts of southern and eastern Britain, where some places could see a month’s […]

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