Breakdown CoverGEM Motoring Assist » Breakdown Cover Breakdown Cover Blog Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:53:59 +0000 en hourly 1 GEM Motoring Assist Concerned Over Pothole Danger Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:39:52 +0000 admin

UK breakdown cover provider GEM Motoring Assist have revealed that half of UK drivers have either crashed or been close to doing so due to swerving to avoid a pothole.

Research carried out by the breakdown service reveals that although most drivers have damaged their vehicles due to potholes, almost 70% have never reported a pothole to their local council. With just 5% ever making a claim against their council for damage sustained from a pothole.

GEM Motoring Assist CEO David Williams, added that drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians are all affected by potholes.

“Local councils need to take swift action in alleviating this nationwide problem, but it is also important for motorists to play their part in reporting potholes to local councils,” he observed.

Mr Williams added: “Potholes are not simply just a nuisance, they are a massive road safety issue.”

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Breakdown Service Offers Tips To Avoid A Valentine’s Day Breakdown Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:54:33 +0000 admin

UK breakdown provider GEM Motoring Assist has urged couples to check their vehicles before embarking on their Valentine’s Day trips.

The breakdown service has warned that many trips could be ruined without a little bit of vehicle maintenance and checking beforehand.

GEM recommends that couples planning a weekend trip for Valentine’s Day keep some emergency supplies in their vehicle, along with a fully charged mobile phone in case of a crash or breakdown.

David Williams, chief executive officer of GEM, commented: “We are urging romantics looking to travel on Valentine’s weekend to be cautious this year as no one wants to be caught out in an embarrassing spot with their partner.

“After all, the hard shoulder of a motorway or being stuck in the middle of nowhere is hardly the most romantic gesture.”

Given the current wintry weather across the UK, travellers are again reminded to keep an eye out for icy roads and severe weather conditions.

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