Petrol prices remain "stubbornly above" 130p a litre despite some motorists paying 128p a litre in some areas, the AA has said.
Drivers could face reduced parking fines under new government plans.
Insurance firms are predicting that motorists' premiums could be driven down when the government launches its searchable online database of licence records.
Christmas seems to bring the worst out of motorists, a new poll suggests.
England's local authorities pocketed a record amount of cash through parking charges and penalty notices for the 2012-13 year.
Ministers have once again postponed the publication of a Green Paper on young driver safety.
A motorist from Liverpool escaped a driving ban despite chalking up a record 45 penalty points on his licence in the space of just nine months, it has been revealed.
Motorists typically get distracted for a tenth of the time they are out and about, research shows.
Gale-force wind and torrential rain are likely to disrupt many people's travel plans in the lead-up to Christmas.
New Year's Eve drinkers are being warned they could potentially be over the drink driving limit for the whole of New Year's Day.
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