Road Safety Insight

GEM urges all road users to put safety first and make Project EDWARD a reality


  1. Posted on September 18th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The second European Day Without A Road Death takes place on 21 September 2017 70 people still die every day on Europe’s roads Please support Project EDWARD by signing the pledge   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is once again proud to be supporting Project EDWARD, the European day Without A […]

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GEM Motoring Assist offers parents and children safety tips for the school run


  1. Posted on August 30th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. BREAKDOWN AND road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging parents and children to make safety their number one priority on journeys to and from school. The new school year begins very shortly, and GEM says it’s vital that everyone – from toddler to senior citizen – is aware of the risks that go with […]

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GEM supports call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards


  1. Posted on May 24th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is supporting today’s call by a coalition of industry, NGOs and consumer groups for the European Commission to bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks. There have been too many delays in making these standards mandatory, and lives are being lost […]

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Expect motorcyclists at junctions, GEM tells drivers in bid to reduce collisions


  1. Posted on March 27th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to take extra care at junctions, in an attempt to reduce collisions with motorcyclists. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “Around 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions, usually because of an driver observation error which some years ago picked […]

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GEM calls for overhaul of driver eyesight regulations


  1. Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist says better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. The only eyesight test at present is when you take your test and have to read a number plate at 20 metres. GEM says a detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and […]

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Check your eyesight, reduce your risk


  1. Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers of all ages to ensure they get regular eye tests. For any driver, taking care of your eyes helps show a commitment to road safety, especially because changes in vision can often be so slow that we are not aware of them. GEM chief […]

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Let’s keep horses and riders safe on our roads, urges GEM Motoring Assist


  1. Posted on April 5th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is adding its voice to the recently-launched equestrian road safety campaign by urging drivers to ‘think horse and rider’ on journeys. The plea follows the news that 36 riders were killed in road incidents over the past five years. GEM supports the recently-launched ‘Dead Slow’ campaign from […]

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New research shows urgent need to cut drink drive limit


  1. Posted on March 7th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says the UK Government must now accept that the drink drive limit in England and Wales is too high. GEM calls for an immediate commitment to reducing the limit, combined with increased police activity to enforce the law. The demand follows the publication last week of the new ‘Fit to Drive’ report […]

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Time to set national road safety targets


  1. Posted on June 15th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the UK Government to learn from Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s example in using tough targets as an incentive to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on roads nationwide. GEM chief executive David Williams MBE commended the efforts of the Mayor […]

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Road safety reality check for students


  1. Posted on May 20th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Staging a ‘fatal’ road crash recently gave the emergency services an opportunity to engage with teenagers by showing them the human and legal consequences Dyfed-Powys Police kindly allowed us filming access for the crash event, and we’ve produced a three-minute video that really encapsulates the spirit of the event. Sgt Owen Dillon, who took charge […]

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