Presenter Konnie Huq Supports Campaign For Personal Safety On The Roads

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by GEM Motoring Assist

Marking the poignant 25th Anniversary year of the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh today, road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is launching a leaflet dedicated to advising drivers, especially women, on the importance of personal safety on the roads. The leaflet, created in association with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, is aimed at raising awareness of key safety issues whilst driving, particularly if a woman is travelling on her own.

Offering tips and advice on general personal safety on the road, travelling with children, what to do during a breakdown and much more, GEM hopes to make women more confident and 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 and features a useful emergency checklist of items that
motorists should have in their car at all times.

Konnie Huq commented, “The vast majority of journeys we make will be free from incident or threat. 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 Suzy Lamplugh Trust continued, “The chance of becoming a victim of violence or aggression when you are out driving is very small for most of us but the risks do exist so 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 you can improve your safety when out and about in your car.”

David Williams, MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist said, “Whilst we are strongly targeting women with this leaflet who can often be more vulnerable in certain instances, it is equally useful to men. We all need to think about our safety on the roads and realise there are precautions we can take in order not to put ourselves at any unnecessary risk. We are delighted to be working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and to have Konnie Huq’s support in helping raise awareness of this prominent issue and hope that it is a step in the right direction in making UK drivers safer on the roads.”

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