Mobile Phones

Don’t risk lives by using your phone when driving, urges GEM


  1. Posted on September 5th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Six months after new penalties are introduced, road safety organisation appeals to drivers to heed the danger warnings If you need to use your phone, make sure you’ve parked somewhere safe, with the car engine off and the handbrake on ROAD SAFETY and breakdown specialist GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to put safety […]

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GEM welcomes Apple ‘do not disturb while driving’ update for iPhones


  1. Posted on June 19th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the announcement by software giant Apple that its next iPhone software update will feature a ‘do not disturb while driving’ mode. However, a spokesman warns that personal responsibility trumps technology as the most effective way of staying safe and legal while driving. GEM road safety […]

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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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Kill the conversation – new legislation


  1. Posted on February 15th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. What you need to know about the new mobile phone legislation Since mobile ‘phones were introduced into the UK during the 1980s they have driven a revolution in how we communicate. Today your mobile will let you talk, text, browse the internet, watch videos, check social media, order shopping, play games, answer e-mails… you get […]

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GEM welcomes increased penalties for drivers using hand-held mobile phones


  1. Posted on November 8th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed today’s Government announcement that anyone caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving would receive a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “We absolutely must create an environment where drivers take more responsibility for their actions. […]

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GEM comment on Government plans to double fines for drivers using mobile phones


  1. Posted on September 20th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist offers the following comment in response to the announcement that motorists caught using their mobile phones while driving will receive £200 fines and six points on their licence. Neil Worth, GEM Motoring Assist road safety officer, said: “Whilst we welcome this Government move, we all know it is unlikely to carry the […]

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Distracted driving – not just using your phone


  1. Posted on October 5th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. For more than a decade we’ve really stepped it up with social media. We can find out what’s happening within our world every second of the day. That is, if we want to. To many people, they can’t let a moment go by without knowing what’s happening. Our phones play a big part of this […]

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Driver in Surrey seen ‘FaceTiming’ at wheel


  1. Posted on April 30th, 2014 by James Luckhurst
  2. A motorist was seen using video chat app FaceTime while driving, Surrey Police have revealed. The unnamed car driver was using a tablet on his lap while at the wheel. Officers spotted the incident during a three-month pilot scheme which used an unmarked HGV tractor to target lorry drivers breaking the law. Inspector Richard Mallett, […]

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GEM: Kill The Conversation, once and for all


  1. Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers to put their phones away while in the car. To mark the 10th anniversary of the ban on using hand held mobile phones while driving, and in full support of Brake Road Safety’s ‘put it in the boot’ campaign, GEM says it’s time to put the phone down, […]

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Kill the Conversation


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   This video is showing the possible risks, fines and penalties of using a mobile phone when driving. The 4 minute video talks to a number of people about what they know and didn’t know about the driving laws when using a mobile phone. GEM Motoring Assist is heavily involved in Road Safety and offers […]

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