The GoSkippy Car Insurance Blog

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Elderly man driving a car

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 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.

Wednesday 15th January 2014
Driver with 45 penalty points is still on the road

More than 7,000 drivers with 12 or more penalty points on their licences have not been banned from driving.

This includes one man from Liverpool with a whopping 45 points on in his licence!

Wednesday 8th January 2014
7 New Year's resolutions for car owners

A new year, a new you! You may not have a new car, but why not make some resolutions to take better care of your set of wheels in 2014?

The better nick you keep you vehicle in, the longer you can expect to keep it out of the garage and on the road.

Keeping on top of a few simple maintenance tasks won’t take long and can have far-reaching consequences – and could even save you some serious money! 

Friday 3rd January 2014
Driving in rain and floods

Winter is well and truly upon us, but with warm temperatures, it’s rain not snow which is causing the greatest hazards for drivers on the roads right now.

With flood warnings issued across Britain, if you must take to the roads, it is worth preparing for wet weather to maximise the safety of you and your vehicle.

Monday 23rd December 2013
Road rage capital of the world

British drivers are some of the angriest in the world.

Nearly half of UK drivers confess to experiencing road rage, with more than a third admitting it made them drive more aggressively.

A survey of more than 3,000 drivers this year found that nearly one in ten drivers had been threatened with violence during moments of road range.

Saturday 21st December 2013
Call for ban on hands free phones when driving

Would you be prepared to put your phone in the boot every time you drive?

That’s what leading road safety charity Brake called for during their campaign to cut mobile phone distraction at the wheel. They highlighted the growing threat of drivers attempting to multitask driving and using their phones during Road Safety Week.

Friday 20th December 2013
Car insurance premiums fall is fastest in 20 years

Finally some good news for the cash-strapped motorist – the cost of car insurance has fallen at the fastest rate in 20 years.

While prices have seemingly been rising everyone else, car insurance premiums have been plummeting.

Monday 16th December 2013
Would you trust a self-driving car?

Would you buy a self-driving car? One in five drivers would be tempted if it could save them money on their car insurance

Friday 1st November 2013
Roo Creates Havoc at Airport.

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.