Teens Take To The Road As University Begins

Posted on September 10th, 2009 by GEM Motoring Assist

With applications to universities up by 8% this year, the highest it has been for 8 years, more teenagers will be leaving home for the first time to study and
this will mean an increase in young people taking their cars away from home.

Saying goodbye is tough enough but many parents will also be worrying about their kids behind the wheel of a car. And whilst you have to rely on trust when it comes to safe driving, parents can at least take steps to provide some peace of mind in the case of a breakdown away from home, thanks to
GEM Motoring Assist.

As well as being a road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist, formerly known as the Guild of Experienced Motorists, offers a comprehensive roadside recovery service. One of its key policies offers family membership, which means that your dependents can be covered when living temporarily away from home.

‘We want to give parents the peace of mind that their youngster will be properly looked after if the car breaks down. With our family policy, in the event of a breakdown, their teen driver will be picked up and cared for quickly and reliably’ commented David Williams, MBE, Chief Executive of GEM Motoring Assist.

Voted Number One for roadside assistance in the Driver Power Survey of over 32,000 readers of Auto Express magazine, GEM offers an exceptional service which is clearly revered by its members. With an average response time of 40 minutes and a 24 hour service, parents can be confident that their offspring will be picked up quickly whatever the time of day.

Although ‘family’ cover will cease when a youngster leaves the home for good, it’s not only ‘families’ who can apply. Young adults who typically house-share with other young drivers can also benefit from the low rate of a ‘group’ cover if required.