Driving in Europe

GEM urges all road users to put safety first and make Project EDWARD a reality


  1. Posted on September 18th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The second European Day Without A Road Death takes place on 21 September 2017 70 people still die every day on Europe’s roads Please support Project EDWARD by signing the pledge   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is once again proud to be supporting Project EDWARD, the European day Without A […]

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Take the stress and risk out of your European road journeys


  1. Posted on April 20th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has published advice for staying safe and secure on European road journeys this year. The advice takes the form of six top tips covering planning, equipment, safety, legal matters and security issues. Neil Worth, road safety officer at GEM Motoring Assist, said: “The European motorway network […]

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Know your limits before driving abroad


  1. Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging holidaymakers to ensure they are aware of speed limits, alcohol limits and other driving regulations before setting off on an overseas holiday this summer. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “It pays to do some research before you go, whether you’re driving your own car on holiday or organising […]

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European claims that police cuts are costing lives on the roads


  1. Posted on June 23rd, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is adding its voice to the European warning that the decline in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences is a key reason why casualty numbers are not falling. More than 26,000 people died on EU roads in 2015, the first increase since 2001 according to the European […]

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Next steps for road safety in developing countries


  1. Posted on January 29th, 2016 by James Luckhurst
  2. Officials from the World Bank say developing countries can make big gains in improving road safety with more funding and co-ordination to scale up interventions that deliver proven results. Led by managing director Bertrand Badré and senior director Pierre Guislain, a World Bank delegation took part in the recent 2nd Global High Level Conference on […]

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Safer summer journeys in Europe


  1. Posted on May 27th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Safer summer journeys in Europe Countless thousands of Brits drive abroad on holiday each year. Whatever the purpose, it makes sense to ensure that both drivers and vehicles are properly prepared for the journey – so do make good use of this short guide. There are 28 countries in the European Union alone, each with […]

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Drivers warned over potential car hire confusion abroad


  1. Posted on April 28th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. Drivers could soon face disruption when renting a car abroad following the DVLA’s decision to abolish the paper counterpart of the British driving licence. The paper licence, which carries information on endorsements and fines, is being scrapped from June 8 with a move to a computerised system. This means anyone wanting to hire a car […]

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Taking your caravan abroad


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Useful tips for your European caravan holiday Before you go Vehicle checks Packing Route Planning Parking Odds and Ends Before you go Have your caravan serviced by a professional. Not only does this ensure that work is carried out by fully trained technicians but if something does go wrong you have something to fall back […]

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Motorcycling abroad


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Taking your motorbike abroad? Taking your motorbike abroad for the first time? Or simply looking for some helpful tips on riding abroad? Our checklist will help with your planning and safety. Don’t regard it as in any way exhaustive, but we hope it will form a useful basis for your European holiday. Have a great […]

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Guides for Driving in Europe


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Members planning road trips anywhere in Europe are faced with a complex array of legal and motoring requirements in the 28 countries that form the EU. In conjunction with the European Commission we are delighted to provide links to a comprehensive data base of driving requirements for GEM members travelling to European destinations. Click […]

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