General Driving Tips

GEM helps keep older drivers safe on the road


  1. Posted on September 26th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. International Day of Older Persons takes place on Sunday 1 October More than 100,000 people over 90 still have driving licences ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is keen to stand up for the increasing number of older people who choose to continue driving. The support is backed up by findings from […]

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Emergency! Do you know how best to help a blue light vehicle


  1. Posted on August 10th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to be ‘Blue Light Aware’, and to know how to assist the emergency services vehicles when required. The call comes as online views of its short video on the subject approach the 400,000 mark. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “We […]

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Wake up to the dangers of fatigue


  1. Posted on July 28th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys. The advice comes as thousands of families across the country embark on long road journeys to holiday destinations. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “It is widely accepted that fatigue is a major […]

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Increase your following distance, reduce your risk: safety tips from GEM


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers to try out the ‘two-second rule’ and ensure they’re not putting lives at risk by tailgating. The advice comes amid concern that too many motorists are simply unaware of the distance they need to stop safely in an emergency.   Writing in the […]

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Global Road Safety Week: GEM calls on all drivers and riders to reflect on the speeds they choose


  1. Posted on May 8th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is using this week’s UN Global Road Safety Week as an opportunity to encourage all drivers and riders to take responsibility for the speeds they use. The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, starting today Monday 8 May, seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed […]

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GEM safety warning for all road users: Storm Ewan has a wintry sting in its tail


  1. Posted on February 27th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown recovery organisation GEM Motoring Assist is advising all road users to take extra care, as snow and hail are predicted for some parts of the country. The conditions follow in the wake of Storm Ewan’s progress across the Irish Sea towards Scotland. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “It looks […]

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GEM warns drivers: mobile phone penalties to double on 1 March


  1. Posted on February 16th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Newly updated GEM video outlines new penalties and offers useful tips to stay safe and legal Drivers caught using their mobile phones at the wheel from Wednesday 1 March will receive six penalty points and a £200 fine, warns road safety and breakdown specialist GEM Motoring Assist. GEM is pleased the Government has recognised the […]

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GEM warns motorists as winter weather threatens


  1. Posted on January 11th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. 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, and GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips in order […]

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Brighten up on the road, GEM urges drivers


  1. Posted on January 9th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is once again urging motorists to ensure they’re as visible as possible at all times. The advice comes as numerous GEM members report spotting vehicles with dangerous lighting defects. Headlights out Even though the long winter nights are now shortening, there are still huge numbers of vehicles […]

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Using your lights thoughtfully.


  1. Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Rob Marshall
  2. Even if they are kept in good order, car exterior lamps can cause unintentional discomfort for road users. The following five tips may help you reduce the chances of this, which may also reduce the risk of an incident occurring. BRAKE LIGHTS: If stationary at traffic lights, especially, be aware that leaving your foot on […]

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