Most new cars are now fitted with devices which help the driver such as cruise control, proximity warning alarms and engine management systems. However, it seems that too much automation could increase the risk of an accident rather than help to avoid it.
Government plans to extend the required time between MOTs to 2 years could lead to more breakdowns according to a poll conducted by Be Wiser Insurance.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of British road users would "chance it" and go without a visit to the garage for 2 years.
With many more motorists taking their cars on holiday with them it is worrying that many are forgetting even the most basic preparations and this could land them in trouble with foreign police.
This year's traditional Good Friday tailback and gridlock is likely to be bigger than ever, according to Be Wiser Insurance.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, comments:
No motorists wants to have to make a claim on their insurance, however, sometimes it is unavoidable. Fortunately for most it is straightforward things such as dents and maybe the odd paint chip, for the ill-fated few the claim form can be a subject of mortification.
Motorists in the UK are not happy with the current system of points for speeding a recent report has revealed. Almost two thirds of those asked said penalty points for speeding are unfair and are not sufficient to stop people speeding.
Many UK motorists are holding on to their cars as they cannot afford to buy a new one or even a new used one. However, not so long ago this could turn into an expensive business as older cars tend to need more looking after and often require more frequent repairs.
Many drivers in the UK are being wrongfully fined for illegal parking, according to new research. The report by a leading motor insurance provider claims that because most do not realise they have the right to appeal they are simply paying the fixed penalty tickets without any argument.
However much UK motorists might believe they are good drivers it seems that many of us are in fact neglecting the safety side of being on the road. A recent poll by an industry body has revealed shocking new figures.
Repeatedly in the news we hear about drivers involved in accidents who are not insured and so the victim of often required to use their own insurance to pays for repairs and therefore are likely to have increased premiums and may lose their no claims bonus.