The GoSkippy Car Insurance Blog

Wednesday 16th July 2014
Police caught the country's oldest drink driver - an 85-year-old granny

A grandmother believed to be the county’s oldest female drink driver has been banned from the roads.

Betty Teague, 85, failed a roadside breath test after police pulled her over.

The grandmother-of-nine is thought to be the UK’s oldest drink driver.

She says that she drank just one very small vodka and coke.

Wednesday 9th July 2014
Motorists are getting away with using their mobiles at the wheel

Driving while using your mobile is ranked as risky as driving after having a few drinks.

Taking your eyes off the road for even a moment to make a call or try and reply to a text can have tragic consequences.

But motorists have been left fuming as figures confirm fears that fewer and fewer offenders are being caught by police.

Wednesday 18th June 2014
Little Lola will be a pro in the car after being born in one

A woman gave birth on the side of the motorway after police blocked in her speeding father.

Her father was driving her to hospital at breakneck speeds of 100mph as her labour was already well underway.

Tiffany Ellmore gave birth on the hard shoulder of Hampshire’s M275 motorway on Friday evening after the police chase.

Wednesday 11th June 2014
Britain's commuters are still getting stuck in traffic

Traffic data released by sat-nav firm TomTom shows that British drivers are spending 10 working days a year stuck in traffic, up from nine days a year ago.

Traffic jams in 10 of Britain’s biggest cities have got worse over the past 12 months.

Wednesday 4th June 2014
A learner driver made off with his instructor's car

A learner driver has been nicked on suspicion of car-jacking his instructor in the middle of a lesson.

Police in Birmingham arrested a 22-year-old in connection with the robbery.

Wednesday 28th May 2014
This picture from Surrey Police shows a driver using Skype on the M25

A lorry driver was caught using Skype while driving on Britain’s busiest motorway.

The French driver was having a webcam chat with a computer on his dashboard as he drove along the M25 last night.

Police had received a call after 9pm from a fellow motorist who thought they had seen the driver watching television while driving at junction 12.

Wednesday 21st May 2014
Speed cameras have caught drivers at three times the speed limit

Mobile speed cameras in Bristol and Somerset have caught drivers speeding at almost three times the speed limit.

Figures from Avon and Somerset Police show the top five speeds recorded between April 2012 and April 2013.

One motorist was caught driving at 86mph in a 30mph zone and another doing 125mph in a 70mph zone.

Wednesday 14th May 2014
Causing death by driving while disqualified will be more harshly punished

Disqualified drivers who cause death or serious injuries on the roads will face up to 10 years in prison.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling recently announced changes to the sentences for driving offences.

Banned drivers who kill someone while driving will face long 10-year jail sentences and those who cause serious injury – a new offence – could spend four years behind bars.

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
When should old people stop driving?

A leading motoring organisation is calling on the government to introduce driving assessments for older drivers.

In a recent poll, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found that 42 per cent of the UK population are worried about an elderly relative's driving but are unlikely to do anything about it.

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Car Insurance Scams from Ghost Insurance Brokers

It might sound a bit supernatural, but unfortunately phantom car insurance is turning out to be a very real problem for young people today.