GEM encourages courtesy on the road

12.00 | 17 December 2012 |

GEM Motoring Assist has refreshed its ‘Courtesy on the Road’ leaflet in a move to help motorists avoid the stress associated with winter driving.

The road safety organisation has published top tips for motorists, including a ‘Courtesy Driving Code’ to help reduce stress while driving. The leaflet also features a checklist to help combat tense situations such as breakdowns, traffic build ups, and noisy distractions.

David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, said: “As winter presents some of the most stressful driving conditions, including poor weather and increased traffic throughout the Christmas period, now is the time when a courteous gesture can make a real difference.

“Rather than getting frustrated or angry with other road users, we want to encourage motorists to be patient this winter and show compassion to other drivers. We hope that this newly designed leaflet will help highlight how easy this is to achieve.”

The Courtesy Driving Code tips are:

  • Share the road safely
  • Keep calm, show restraint
  • Remember: others are not out to annoy you
  • Do not compete or retaliate
  • Be patient in traffic
  • Set an example to others
  • Give way at busy junctions
  • Put yourself in the position of the other driver
  • Say ‘thank you’
  • Say ‘sorry’

To print the leaflet, follow this link:


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