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Car finance under the spotlight


  1. Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. It is difficult to know who to trust these days. The emissions scandal has called into question the credibility of more than just a single car manufacturer but it seems that, once again, the financial sectors may not have been acting as transparently as they should. Now where have we heard that before? The main […]

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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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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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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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Buying advice for accessories that improve car security


  1. Posted on September 30th, 2016 by Rob Marshall
  2. With car thefts rising, the best thing you can do is to reduce the chance of your car being either broken into, or stolen. While my last blog on the subject gave some advice, I tend to be asked by GEM members about anti-theft accessories. Whatever you decide to buy, it is best to choose […]

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Take extra care with your dog in the car during this week of hot weather


  1. Posted on July 18th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. A dog in a car can die of heatstroke in 15 minutes, warns motoring and road safety organisation If you’re concerned about a dog’s welfare, contact the police  AS FORECASTERS PREDICT the hottest days of the summer so far, breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging dog owners to ensure their animals […]

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Guard against fatigue on long journeys


  1. Posted on June 1st, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. DRIVERS NEED to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys, says breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. The warning comes as thousands of families and couples make plans for summer holidays that could involve road journeys of several hundred miles. Being tired when you’re driving raises the risk of a collision, […]

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Sharing the road with motorcyclists


  1. Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Motorcyclists account for just one per cent of road users, but they’re grossly over-represented in casualty statistics, making up 19% of all road user deaths*. But they, like every other road user, all set off with the intention of arriving safely at their destination, and, according to GEM chief executive David Williams MBE, there are […]

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Sharing the road with cyclists


  1. Posted on June 16th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Cycling is acknowledged as an excellent way to get in better shape – and stay that way. It’s a message that appears to be getting through to more and more people, and figures show there has been an increase in cycling every year since 20081. Unfortunately, the number of cycling accidents has also increased, and […]

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Sharing the road with horses and riders


  1. Posted on June 10th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Riders bring their horses onto the roads for many reasons, usually with no problem and good all-round co-operation. However, incidents do occur, often because of a lack of understanding between driver and rider. The British Horse Society estimates that there are around 3,000 accidents1 involving horses on the road each year, the vast majority of […]

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