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GEM Motoring looking to help road safety

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GEM Motoring Assist, the road safety organisation, has produced a leaflet dedicated to advising drivers of the importance of personal safety whilst on the roads.

The leaflet which is especially aimed towards women was created in association with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It will also coincide with the trusts namesakes’ disappearance, which sees its 25th year anniversary today.

GEM Motoring Assists leaflet is aimed at raising awareness of key safety issues while driving, particularly for women who travel on their own.

The leaflet has already received strong backing, TV presenter Konnie Huq vocalised her support recently.

She said, “The vast majority of journeys we make will be free from incident or threat. Occasionally, we may have cause for concern. The excellent advice in this booklet should help make car travel safer and less stressful for everyone. I am delighted to recommend the booklet to all drivers and congratulate GEM Motoring Assist and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust on a worthwhile initiative.”

GEM are hoping to make drivers more confident whilst in a difficult situation, providing information on how to deal effectively with scenarios such as travelling with children, and what to do during a breakdown. The leaflet also aims to offer tips and advice on general personal safety whilst on the roads.

Not only does GEM Motoring’s leaflet give detailed information on general car maintenance, it also provides integral advice on how to deal with dangerous situations and features a useful emergency checklist of items that motorists should have in their car at all times.

Catherine Skinner, director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust said: “The chance of becoming a victim of violence or aggression when you are out driving is very small for most of us but the risks do exist so it makes sense to take a few simple precautions to minimise the dangers. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is delighted to be working with GEM in offering some common sense advice on how you can improve your safety when out and about in your car.”

David Williams, MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist added: “While we are strongly targeting women with this leaflet who can often be more vulnerable in certain instances, it is equally useful to men. We all need to think about our safety on the roads and realise there are precautions we can take in order not to put ourselves at any unnecessary risk.”

By Ben Malkin

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