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Welsh MOT Testing to continue


  1. Posted on October 27th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. While 2020’s nationwide reaction to Covid-19 saw MOT tests suspended and six-month-long extensions introduced, it seems as though the exercise will not be repeated in local and regional lockdowns. Since the whole of Wales entered its ‘firebreak’, at 6pm on the 23rd October until Monday, 9th November, the DVSA announced that MOT Test stations can […]

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Take a moment to check your car insurance is current


  1. Posted on October 26th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to take a moment before setting off and ensuring the vehicle they are using is properly insured. The call comes at the start of ‘Op Drive Insured 2020’, a week-long campaign by police across the country in partnership with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) to reduce the number of […]

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Forget that extra hour in bed


  1. Posted on October 23rd, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Forget that extra hour in bed – let’s put road safety first, says GEM   GEM Motoring Assist is urging the UK government to look again at ending what it calls the ‘pointless practice’ of putting the clocks back in late October, in favour of adopting a year-round Single/Double British Summertime (SDST). This would not […]

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GEM welcomes update to mobile phone legislation for drivers


  1. Posted on October 19th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Loophole to be closed, making any use of hand-held phone at the wheel an offence Organisation calls for more roads policing officers to enforce updated law   GEM Motoring Assist welcomes the recent UK government announcement that the law on the use of a mobile phone while driving is to be changed. Under the new […]

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Stay alert, but don’t veer for deer


  1. Posted on October 12th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to take extra care in areas where deer are common. The rutting (or breeding) season means deer are more mobile than usual, bringing them onto roads and increasing the risk of collisions.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth says: “We encourage drivers to be extra observant, but we recommend […]

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Seven tips for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on October 8th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving, and by knowing where they can get expert safety advice.   The statement follows the release of last week’s road casualty figures for 2019, showing a nine per cent increase in the number of people aged 60 and over […]

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Are your tyres ready for action


  1. Posted on September 28th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Tyre safety month starts Thursday 1 October Are your tyres ready for ACTion: air pressure, condition, tread depth Commit to monthly checks – and before long journeys   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging car owners to make monthly checks of air pressure, condition and tread on their tyres.   GEM’s call comes at the start […]

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Good motorway lane discipline helps reduce the queues


  1. Posted on September 21st, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Knowing which lane to use on a motorway is key to reducing risk and congestion, according to breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. The reminder follows the recent announcement that some stretches of motorway are to have their speed limits reduced in a trial to reduce pollution.   In general motorways have three […]

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GEM is once again sponsoring Project EDWARD


  1. Posted on September 14th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Week-long line-up of activity and virtual events starts Monday 14 September Pioneering webinar for older road users at work hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE   The Project EDWARD road safety initiative takes place across the UK this week (Monday 14 to Friday 18 September), and GEM Motoring Assist is once again proud to be one […]

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Valerie Singleton OBE to host senior drivers webinar


  1. Posted on September 8th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Registration is now open for GEM Motoring Assist’s forthcoming ‘Still Safe to Drive’ webinar, hosted by Valerie Singleton OBE. The event takes place on Monday 14 September at 2pm, and helps to kick off this year’s Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) activity.   The focus of Project EDWARD for 2020 is work-related […]

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