Speed limits in motorway roadworks could increase from 50 to 60mph following a government trial.(more…)
Each day during the Government’s official coronavirus briefing, we are shown how the use of motor vehicles has fallen by around 60% since February – as a result of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions first announced on 23 March.
GEM Motoring Assist is asking drivers to pay close attention to the speeds they use whilst out and about during the current period of lockdown.(more…)
GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.(more…)
Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road.(more…)
One is Six drivers have admitted to breaking the law at some point in the last year by using their phone while driving.
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys.
The National Travel Attitudes Survey, published by the Department for Transport, found that 63% of respondents agreed that ‘the laws on driving whilst impaired by illegal or legal drugs, are not properly enforced’.(more…)
Car thieves are taking advantage of online messaging platforms such as WhatsApp to plan their crimes, according to security experts.(more…)
GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists about the dangerous effects some medications can have on driving.(more…)
All new cars launched from 2022 will need to be equipped with speed limiting equipment and the wiring for in-built breathalysers, following a decision by the European Council.(more…)
A legal loophole which allows motorists to use mobile phones behind the wheel to film or take photographs to escape prosecution is set ‘to be closed’ by the government.(more…)
GEM Motoring Assist says the current eyesight test for drivers is long out of date and not fit for purpose. GEM is calling for a detailed check of every driver’s visual acuity and field of view every 10 years.(more…)
Continental Tires has developed an innovative tire concept that can inflate itself on the move.
Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months.