Half of young drivers admit to sometimes not giving their full concentration when behind the wheel.
Two out of three owners of new cars are taking them to independent garages for servicing, repairs and MOTs, according to a new poll.
A ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers now looks set to become law after MPs gave it their backing.
Around 700 medics and health experts are calling on the government to ban smoking in cars carrying children ahead of a Commons vote on Monday.
The number of motorists admitting to drug-driving is falling, according to government figures.
Moves to introduce a new greener blend of petrol may cost UK drivers billions of pounds a year, experts have warned.
Families with low incomes are having to make cuts elsewhere to afford rising motoring costs, the RAC Foundation warns.
A family have described their shock at realising a 30ft-deep sinkhole had opened up in the driveway and swallowed their car - but also their relief that nobody was hurt.
Some critics have slammed plans to install grey 'stealth cameras' on sections of major motorways to target motorists travelling over 70mph.
A ban on smoking in cars with children present has moved a step closer after peers inflicted a defeat on the government in the House of Lords.
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