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Put safety first on motorway journeys


  1. Posted on February 14th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to put safety first on motorway journeys. The news comes as Highways England pledges to install additional emergency refuge areas at smart motorway locations where drivers are most likely to stop in live lanes. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth offered some reassurance […]

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GEM launches consultation to update its Blue Light Aware video


  1. Posted on January 29th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has today launched a consultation ahead of a proposed remake of its popular Blue Light Aware video. The move confirms GEM’s support for the work done by the emergency services, and its commitment to help road users stay safe and legal when making room for a ‘blue […]

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GEM calls for overhaul of driver eyesight testing


  1. Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is renewing its call for better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers, saying a more robust system would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. GEM says a detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and field of view should be required every 10 years. GEM road safety officer […]

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GEM welcomes Government announcement to scrap plans to remove MOT after three years


  1. Posted on January 18th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Comment from GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Officer Neil Worth, in response to today’s Government announcement to keep a vehicle’s first MOT at three years: “We were very concerned that extending the time before a new car’s first MOT to four years would present a big threat to road safety. “GEM welcomes the government decision […]

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Look after your tyres and they will be better placed to look after you


  1. Posted on January 18th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make regular checks on tyres, to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “We rely on our tyres to keep us safe on journeys. After all, they provide the only contact between the car we’re driving and the road […]

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Recognise early danger signs in senior drivers, GEM urges family members


  1. Posted on January 9th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging family members to be wise to the early signs of unsafe driving in their senior relatives. The call follows the tragic case of Gertrude Lister, the 95-year-old driver who put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake following a visit to her […]

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Beware of solidifying screenwash


  1. Posted on January 9th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. An interesting story appeared earlier this winter, where a BMW owner had a manufacturer warranty claim refused, for using an aftermarket screen-wash that reacted with an incompatible type within the car’s washer bottle and caused a blockage. The owner was quoted saying that the main dealership told him that he should have used BMW’s branded […]

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Show your TALENT for safer driving in 2018


  1. Posted on January 2nd, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging every driver to make a New Year’s resolution based on safer driving. GEM has created TALENT as a quick and easy checklist to reduce risk on every journey. According to GEM’s road safety officer Neil Worth, there’s something for every driver in the six short […]

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Don’t risk a breakdown this Christmas


  1. Posted on December 18th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says a few basic vehicle checks could help ensure you’re not left stranded at the roadside on a Christmas journey this year. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth explains it can sometimes be as simple as checking there’s air in your tyres and fuel in your tank before you set off. “Figures […]

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Recalls on the increase


  1. Posted on December 14th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. Perhaps we should be grateful that the number of vehicle recalls is going-up, as manufacturers are encouraged to admit fault and undergo the expensive operation of recalling and fixing newer vehicles with safety-critical defects. Safety critical defects According to the Stericycle Expert Solutions Recall and Notification Index, 2017’s third quarter saw recall levels rise by […]

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