Learning to Drive

9 out of 10 drivers want L-test change based on graduated driver licensing


  1. Posted on March 17th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The UK driving test is no longer fit for purpose, and should be replaced by a graduated driver licensing system. That’s the opinion of more than 90 per cent of drivers in a recent survey by road safety and breakdown specialist GEM Motoring Assist. According to GEM road safety officer Neil Worth, graduated driver licensing […]

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Now’s the time to take the L-test


  1. Posted on January 25th, 2016 by James Luckhurst
  2. Passing your driving test is one of the most liberating things that you can do. While it’s your skill and confidence that will ultimately determine your fate, you also need luck to be on your side.   You might have driven perfectly for the entire test, only for a van to suddenly pull out on […]

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Get an MOT for your driving


  1. Posted on August 11th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. HAVE YOU ever given any thought to letting an expert give your driving the once-over? If you’re like most if us, then you won’t have picked up a Highway Code or booked any refresher or advanced training since passing the L-test. We get our cars serviced and MOT-ed once a year, yet there’s no rule […]

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Advice for your L-test teenager


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist has some advice designed to reduce the stress parents can experience when their children reach 17 and want to get behind the wheel Counting the cost It’s a good idea to have a frank discussion about finances before your teenager even applies for a provisional licence. Discuss the extent to which you’ll […]

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Take a break – stay awake


  1. Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. We were keen to share this information from our friends at “the Safe Driver’ in Canada. They say they sometimes wonder what life would be like if we weren’t so busy. Would we be bored or would we learn to become more relaxed? Whether you’re busy with your job, your family or your pastimes, it […]

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Helping young people learn to drive safely


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Most young people relish the opportunity of reaching driving age, taking lessons and enjoying the freedom that can go with a full driving licence. With a bit of help from more experienced drivers, especially Mum and Dad, they can reduce the risks they face on the road s novice drivers. Introduction Young drivers and risks […]

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Supervising learner drivers


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Accepting the role of ‘supervisor’ to a learner driver is a big responsibility, and not something you would want to do lightly. But with good cooperation and a positive approach, it’s sure to be rewarding for you to see your son or daughter making progress towards the Test. Here are answers to some frequently asked […]

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Advice after passing your driving test


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Congratulations on passing your driving test! Those L-plates can be well and truly consigned to the bin. Introduction Car buying and running costs Good reasons not to speed What about stopping distances? Insurance Impairment Driving at night Stay safe as a passenger Benefits of ABS ESP and how it works Keep your car clean: inside […]

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After your driving test


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Learning to drive doesn’t finish when you’ve passed your L-test. OK, it’s an unforgettable moment when the examiner gives you the good news and you’re free to drive without supervision. But that’s pretty well just the start. Introduction Local Authority Support Pass Plus Advanced Driving: Useful Literature Advanced Tests Frequently Asked Questions Introduction That’s why […]

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Learning to drive laws


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. As your teenager’s 17th birthday approaches talk will inevitably turn to driving lessons. Make sure they have the best, and safest, start to their driving career with our guide to learning to drive. Getting started The theory test The hazard perception test The practical driving test Choosing an instructor Practice makes perfect Insurance and the […]

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