GEM launches online motorway guide

12.00 | 6 June 2013 |

Citing figures showing that more than 30% of UK motorists believe that drivers are generally more aggressive on motorways, GEM Motoring Assist has prepared a guide to safe motorway driving.

GEM’s online guide includes sections on motorway regulations, speed and distance, joining and leaving the motorway, lane discipline, motorway signs, awareness of foreign lorries, driving in adverse weather conditions and safe driving.

David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, said: “Bad driving habits on motorways can severely affect the concentration and safety of the other road users, causing agitation and stress for many.

“To help, we’ve created a motorway safety guide for when high speeds are involved and, at the other end of the scale, for when congestion and accidents create dramatic changes in driving conditions, and can require unexpected reduction of speed.”

The tips included in the guide range from allowing a two second gap from the vehicle in front to taking a break of at least 15 minutes every two hours on long journeys.


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