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Press invitation! Be one of the first to take a spin in the special ‘Tumbling Car’ seatbelt demonstrator, visiting the UK for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

GEM Motoring Assist is pleased to join with Sussex Safer Roads Partnership to extend an invitation for journalists visiting the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take a ride in the special ‘Tumbling Car’ seatbelt demonstrator that will be operating at Stand 409. The car, loaned by the Belgian authorities with the support of the GEM Road Safety Charity, gives passengers an experience of just how vital a seatbelt is in a moving car. The Tumbling Car will take passengers for a spin – quite literally – while showing how their seatbelt will hold them in place, even when the car is rotating or hanging upside-down. It’s a spectacular reminder that you should always wear your seatbelt. For a sneak preview of what’s involved in a Tumbling Car experience, take a look at this short video

If you would like to visit our stand for a photo and interview opportunity of this innovative road safety tool, please contact Jo fisher at GEM (, 01342 825676). Press Day is Thursday 29 June, and the Tumbling Car will be available on all four days of the Festival.

Some information about GEM Motoring Assist

GEM Motoring Assist was established in 1932, as an independent driver-based road safety association. GEM's aim is to improve safety for all road users through the sponsorship and initiation of accident prevention measures throughout the UK and to provide motoring and safety information to its own members. Member benefits include a quarterly magazine, free literature and advice and discounts on insurances and other services.

GEM Motoring Assist provides two levels of recovery service; Recovery EXTRA and Recovery RECLAIM, to suit all needs and pockets. All GEM policies also include free Accident Management, so members are also fully covered in this area. GEM has been voted number one for Breakdown Cover in the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Auto Express Driver Power Survey, and runners-up in 2016, 2012 and 2009. In the 2016 survey GEM was voted Best Value for Money. 

Press information

Neil Worth, Road Safety and Motoring Information Officer, is available for comment on 01342 825676 (office) or 07798 663663 (mobile). Neil has worked within policing and community safety for the past 19 years.

Alternatively you can email for any further information.

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