The GoSkippy Car Insurance Blog

Friday 19th September 2014
Lady looking at watch whilst driving

Stories of drivers being prosecuted for looking at their watch whilst at the wheel have not yet appeared in the news. However, following the announcement of the Apple Watch last week, the Department for Transport have warned that police will be on the lookout for motorists doing just that. Have you considered the dangers of using a smartwatch while driving?

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Eye-tracking sensors will alert distracted drivers

State of the art eye-tracking technology will be introduced into the world’s first mass-produced cars, warning drivers when they become distracted.

US car giant General Motors has teamed up with Australian firm Seeing Machines to include tracking devices in half a million vehicles over the next five years.

Sensors will track drivers’ eye movements to ensure they keep their attention on the road.

Wednesday 27th August 2014
Drivers are being offered free electric vehicle charging points

Electric car owners are set to receive a boost thanks to new funding from the Government.

The soon-to-launch Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme offers electric car owners the chance to have a free charging unit installed at their home.

The scheme is available to residents in England, Scotland and Wales who own, are the main user of or have ordered an Office for Low Emission Vehicles-eligible electric vehicle.

Wednesday 13th August 2014
Revealed: the roads with the greatest rises and falls in casualties

New analysis from leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed which roads have claimed the most casualties.

The research shows which local authority areas have had the greatest and smallest reductions in numbers of people killed or seriously injured in the past year.

Nottinghamshire, Tower Hamlets and Chester topped the charts, with 98, 81 and 78 people killed or seriously injured on the roads in these areas in 2013 compared to 2012.

Wednesday 6th August 2014
Most in-car arguments are caused by the route and directions

‘I spy,’ toilet breaks and the inevitable bickering over directions are all hallmarks of the long car journey.

Being cooped up with other people often ends in an argument and new research from the AA has revealed exactly what ticks us off the most.

Unsurprisingly rows over which route to take tops the list, followed swiftly by driving too fast and not asking for directions.

Wednesday 30th July 2014
The MyLicence scheme is set to digitise driving records

New digital driving records are set to reduce premiums by cutting car insurance fraud.

The individual records of all British motorists are being put online in a digital database this summer.

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.