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Hold tight to your handle, GEM urge motorists

By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:00

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TIGHT: GEM issue advice

Drivers must take care getting in and out of vehicles during the current wet and windy weather, GEM Motoring Assist have urged.

Sudden gusts and strong winds can snatch doors out of drivers’ hands, potentially causing accidents with oncoming vehicles, damage to closely parked cars, or injury to passengers, pedestrians or cyclists.

David Williams, CEO of GEM, said: “Prevention is key and we always urge drivers to maintain and check their vehicles regularly to help avoid mechanical problems catching them out.

“Of course knowing how to manage a breakdown situation and adjusting to the conditions is very important.

“Different road and weather conditions can all add different hazards.

“Flying debris and being physically blown over are just two examples of things that all add to the chaos that gale force winds bring, so we would urge exercising extreme caution for you and your passengers.”

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