About 63% of drivers told OSV Ltd that new technology in their cars was distracting.
Some 42% thought we are becoming too dependent on car gadgets and 50% said they would pay more for additional safety features even if they did not reduce the likelihood of an accident.
For the first time in its 122-years history, the annual London to Brighton veteran cars run will adopt two routes out of the capital.
Increasing Sunday traffic and rising numbers of spectators have made the organisers rethink the route between Westminster and Croydon and it also follows a very serious accident last year involving a competitor.
As the hay fever season begins, road safety body GEM Motoring Assist said its important drivers took relieving medicines and kept them in the vehicle.
But it also warned drivers to read about and beware of possible side effects, notably drowsiness.