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GEM Motoring Assist are a breakdown cover company and road safety charity that has been serving motorists for over 80 years.

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Put safety first on motorway journeys

ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys. The news comes as Highways England pledges to install additional emergency refuge areas at smart motorway locations where drivers are most likely to stop in live lanes. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth offered some reassurance […]

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GEM launches consultation to update its Blue Light Aware video

ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has today launched a consultation ahead of a proposed remake of its popular Blue Light Aware video. The move confirms GEM’s support for the work done by the emergency services, and its commitment to help road users stay safe and legal when making room for a ‘blue […]

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GEM calls for overhaul of driver eyesight testing

ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is renewing its call for better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers, saying a more robust system would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. GEM says a detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and field of view should be required every 10 years. GEM road safety officer […]

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GEM welcomes Government announcement to scrap plans to remove MOT after three years

Comment from GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Officer Neil Worth, in response to today’s Government announcement to keep a vehicle’s first MOT at three years: “We were very concerned that extending the time before a new car’s first MOT to four years would present a big threat to road safety. “GEM welcomes the government decision […]

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Look after your tyres and they will be better placed to look after you

GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make regular checks on tyres, to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “We rely on our tyres to keep us safe on journeys. After all, they provide the only contact between the car we’re driving and the road […]

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Recognise early danger signs in senior drivers, GEM urges family members

ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging family members to be wise to the early signs of unsafe driving in their senior relatives. The call follows the tragic case of Gertrude Lister, the 95-year-old driver who put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake following a visit to her […]

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Show your TALENT for safer driving in 2018

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging every driver to make a New Year’s resolution based on safer driving. GEM has created TALENT as a quick and easy checklist to reduce risk on every journey. According to GEM’s road safety officer Neil Worth, there’s something for every driver in the six short […]

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Don’t risk a breakdown this Christmas

GEM Motoring Assist says a few basic vehicle checks could help ensure you’re not left stranded at the roadside on a Christmas journey this year. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth explains it can sometimes be as simple as checking there’s air in your tyres and fuel in your tank before you set off. “Figures […]

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GEM urges drivers to steer clear of alcohol on all journeys

As police forces across the country embark on the latest seasonal drink-drive enforcement campaigns, road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers across the country to make safety their priority and ensure they take no risks with drinking and driving. The advice comes as an Institute of Alcohol Studies report shows […]

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GEM warns motorists as winter weather threatens

ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take extra care as winter weather is predicted in the next few days. Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is a fall of snow. GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips in order to […]

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