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Satnav positioning


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   Many of us have come to rely on satnav devices to help us get from A to B. However, poor positioning of satnav devices on car windscreens is posing a significant threat to road safety.   Today’s large screen devices positioned in the middle of car windscreens mean a potentially dangerous reduction in driver […]

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Keeping cool on the roads


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist offers advice that should help keep drivers cool and calm, even when it’s sweltering outside.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth says: “Making long journeys in hot weather can be stressful, especially if traffic is heavy and you’re stuck for any length of time. We recommend good preparation and sensible journey […]

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Take a moment to check your car insurance is current


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 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.   According to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), more than 130 people are killed and 26,000 injured by an uninsured or untraced driver. This equates to one casualty every 20 minutes. Efforts […]

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Using a mobile phone while driving


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We all know that using a mobile phone while at the wheel is not only illegal but also very risky. As post-lockdown traffic builds, GEM is concerned that many of us will have come to rely on digital communication in recent months and will be tempted to answers calls, respond to texts or stay connected […]

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Wake up to the dangers of fatigue


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by James Luckhurst
  2. At GEM Motoring Assist, we encourage drivers to be watchful for the symptoms of fatigue and the risks of being behind the wheel when tired. As we enter the 2021 summer holiday season, staycations are likely to prove more popular than ever, and families will be heading off to destinations that could be many hours’ drive […]

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Are you overdue an eye test?


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. At GEM Motoring Assist, we encourage drivers and riders of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test. The past year of Covid restrictions will have put many people off booking an eye test, but as things open up and the roads become busier, we urge everyone to prioritise safety and book a proper […]

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Seven tips for safer senior driving


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. At GEM, we believe that older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving, and by knowing where they can get expert safety advice.   The road casualty figures for 2019 showed a nine per cent increase in the number of people aged 60 and over killed in road collisions (from 588 […]

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Safety tips for motorcyclists


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the summer riding season. Several months of lockdown have meant a slow start for many riders, and GEM urges every motorcyclist to stay legal, stay safe and focus on boosting skills.   Knowing your own limits is a vital component of being a safe, responsible […]

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Five top car safety checks


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Five top car safety checks you can do at home Many of us are planning longer journeys and road trips for holidays and weekends away this summer, and now is the perfect time to perform a few simple walk around safety checks before setting off… Tyre Pressures While checking tyre pressures is crucial, it is […]

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GEM’s six-point ‘POLLEN’ plan


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. HAY FEVER season is with us again, and at GEM Motoring Assist we’re encouraging sufferers to be extra careful before getting behind the wheel. Some treatments can be dangerous for drivers, because their sedative effect can leave a sufferer feeling fatigued, dizzy or groggy.   Estimates suggest hay fever affects around 20 per cent of […]

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