British motorists are becoming more inward looking, according to the RAC Report on Motoring 2010.
The annual report found that the sample of 1150 British motorists care more about other road users' behaviour and the state of their local roads, rather than more general global issues.
Of those surveyed, 96 per cent of motorists are concerned by mobile phone usage when driving, 97 per cent are concerned about drunk or drugged drivers, and 88 per cent think the state of their local roads is becoming worse.
The report also suggests that the impact of the recession has seen a growing interest in more economical vehicles, with Brits buying fewer luxury and 4x4 cars.
However, it also suggests that the environment is not a priority of motorists as 35 per cent of those polled believe nothing they will do will make a difference.
Despite this, 74 per cent said they would buy a more environmentally-friendly new car if tax incentives for doing so were better.
Two out of three motorists said they would use their car less if public transport was improved and two in five had changed their driving style to conserve fuel.
There has been an increase in the amount of drivers breaking the law with 28 per cent admitting to using their mobile while driving and 12 per cent knowingly driving when over the alcohol limit.
The case for over 70s to take refresher tests is increasing with 69 per cent of motorists agreeing with the idea. somehthing 80-year-old Sir Stirling Moss also backs.
The report concludes by calling on the new coalition government to do more to create joined up transport initiatives – both private and public – and better use of existing resources.