The GoSkippy Car Insurance Blog
A kangaroo caused part of an Australian airport to shut down after getting inside and hopping through the terminal.
Incredibly the injured male roo took himself to Qantas’ domestic terminal’s pharmacy!
Passengers were startled to see a kangaroo bounding through the busy terminal at Melbourne Airport, before then taking refuge in the chemist.
Like it or not the cold time of the year is coming around again and now is the time to run through some auto maintenance jobs to make sure you’re safe on the roads this winter.
Keeping your vehicle regularly serviced not only ensures better performance but it also reduces chances of pesky winter breakdowns.
A crackdown on the spiralling costs of motoring to include tackling fraudulent whiplash claims and the inflated cost of fuel has been announced by the government.
The overhaul includes suggestions for a host of controls to bring costs down for drivers who are frequently left out of pocket.
Young drivers could have to wait until they are 18 to take their driving test and be slapped with a host of driving restrictions if measures to cut accidents are brought in.
The proposals come from a 190-page research report into new driving standards by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
Extortionate prices at the petrol pumps have forced one in six drivers to raid their savings, owe money or take out high interest payday loans.
Research by the AA showed that a staggering 16% of drivers have been forced to these extreme measures by the rising cost of fuel. A further 20% have seen petrol prices push their budgets to near breaking-point.
Last month saw the biggest change in traffic policing for decades as fixed penalty notices were introduced for careless driving offences.
Careless driving isn’t a new offence – it was created by the Road Traffic Act 1988 – but the police now have more flexibility in how to prosecute drivers.
Hogging the middle lane could land you with a fixed penalty notice – a £100 fine and 3 points on your licence – or police could choose to offer you training to improve your driving.
A determined learner driver has spent more than £3,000 sitting her theory test a staggering 110 times.
Each multiple-choice theory test and hazard perception test costs £31 to sit.
The unlucky 28-year-old woman has spent a whopping £3,410 trying to pass the test.
Stereotypes abound about the dangers older drivers pose on the roads – fuelled by the odd story about elderly drivers driving the wrong way on a motorway.
But as the number of over-70s holding a UK driving licence exceeds four million for the first time, how dangerous are older drivers or do we need to do away with old-fashioned ageism?
Hot in the sun and hard to spot in low light, black cars may not always seem the obvious choice but UK car insurance holders are going back to black when buying cars.
There’s been a 9% rise in the amount of black cars owned by AA members over the past two years.
Silver and blue cars remain the two most popular colours for cars, with close to a third of people owning a silver car and over a fifth choosing a blue car.
Car insurance fraud hit the headlines recently with police issuing warnings about a so-called ‘flash for cash’ scheme catching unwitting drivers out.
The latest scam involves criminals flashing their headlights to signal that they are letting another driver go, only to crash into them when the driver pulls out.
It’s a money spinner so there’s no wonder it’s been linked to organised crime.