GEM Motoring Assist has teamed up with TV presenter Konnie Huq to launch a leaflet advising drivers, in particular women, of the importance of personal safety on the roads.
The leaflet has been created in association with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to mark the 25th anniversary of Suzy’s disappearance on 28 July 1986. It has been produced to raise awareness of key safety issues while driving – particularly for women travelling on their own.
GEM hopes to equip women with the information they need to deal with difficult situations effectively. Not only does the leaflet give detailed information on general car maintenance, it also provides 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.
Konnie Huq 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.”
David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, said: “Whilst 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.”
Click here to download the leaflet (scroll down the page to find leaflet ‘Personal safety on the road’), or for more information contact the GEM Motoring Assist Press Office on 08453 700 771 / 773.