Road Safety Statistics

Increase your following distance, reduce your risk: safety tips from GEM


  1. Posted on June 7th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on drivers to try out the ‘two-second rule’ and ensure they’re not putting lives at risk by tailgating. The advice comes amid concern that too many motorists are simply unaware of the distance they need to stop safely in an emergency.   Writing in the […]

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GEM welcomes publication of Project EDWARD results


  1. Posted on October 18th, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the publication of results from the first European Day Without A Road Death. The initiative, organised by TISPOL with financial backing from GEM’s Road Safety Charity, took place on Wednesday 21 September. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented on the results: “Targets give […]

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European claims that police cuts are costing lives on the roads


  1. Posted on June 23rd, 2016 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is adding its voice to the European warning that the decline in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences is a key reason why casualty numbers are not falling. More than 26,000 people died on EU roads in 2015, the first increase since 2001 according to the European […]

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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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Reaction to rise in road casualties


  1. Posted on September 28th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. “Every road death is avoidable, so take the lead and save lives” GEM urges Government GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the UK Government to take immediate and robust action to deal with the entirely unnecessary rise in road fatalities and serious injuries. The call comes on the day the Department for Transport publishes its […]

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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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Drivers don’t take seatbelt laws seriously


  1. Posted on June 4th, 2015 by James Luckhurst
  2. A new survey, reported by the European Transport Safety Council, reveals large numbers are still failing to belt up, despite the risks. The pan-European survey,  sponsored by Ford, found that one in three admits to not wearing a seat belt in rear seats. One in four drivers also said they did not insist on rear […]

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GEM supports Police Federation call for lowering of drink drive limit


  1. Posted on May 19th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist supports today’s Police Federation call for a reduction in the drink-drive limit. GEM chief executive David Williams said: “Scotland reduced the limit at the end of 2014 and Northern Ireland is considering a similar plan. This would leave England and Wales alone with the highest drink-drive limit […]

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Budget 2015 – news for motorists


  1. Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. Amid the carefully-planned leaks, news about how the budget will affect motorists has been scarce, maybe because drivers were not high on the list of priorities for the Chancellor. Now that the cat is out of the bag, here is an overview of what today’s announcements mean for British drivers: • The main sound-byte sees the […]

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