Winter Driving

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 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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Winter weather hazards for drivers: GEM explains what makes them dangerous


  1. Posted on December 19th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they – and their vehicles – are ready for the potential challenges of driving in winter. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth has compiled a comprehensive line-up of common questions and answers relating to driving in heavy rain, snow, fog and […]

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Brighten up behind, GEM urges drivers using daytime running lights


  1. Posted on November 21st, 2016 by James Luckhurst
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they’re as visible as possible at all times. The advice comes amid concern that many drivers may be inadvertently making themselves harder to spot from behind when daytime visibility is reduced, because they’re relying on automatic lighting systems and front-only daytime running […]

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Avoid the misery of a winter breakdown with some basic car maintenance


  1. Posted on November 8th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering simple tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter. Giving some attention now to batteries, tyres, antifreeze, wipers, lights and other vehicle essentials is the best way of ensuring reliability in the months to come, says GEM. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “ The […]

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GEM warns motorists as winter weather threatens


  1. Posted on January 8th, 2016 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 next week. 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 to reduce the […]

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Don’t drive into floodwater


  1. Posted on December 16th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. We’re all aware of the severe weather and disastrous floods that have caused havoc in Cumbria and other parts of the UK. That’s why we’re reminding drivers to take extra care during the current ongoing period of wet weather. Disruption has occurred across the country, and with most rivers and waterways full to bursting point, […]

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The benefits of cold-weather tyres


  1. Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. The benefits of cold-weather tyres in the winter commute When cocooned within a comfortable vehicle interior, many drivers become unaware that the ground temperature during early morning and evening tends to dip below a notional seven degrees Celsius, which results in a reduction of the grip levels of many ’summer’ tyres, as their rubber becomes […]

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Avoid a winter breakdown in five easy steps


  1. Posted on November 9th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is offering simple tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter. Giving some attention now to batteries, tyres, antifreeze, wipers, lights and other car essentials is the best way of ensuring reliability in the months to come, says GEM. GEM chief executive David Williams MBE comments: “ The last thing anyone […]

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