Contributor: Chris Russon
As Chief Motoring Editor of Driving Force since 2009, Chris Russon is a well-respected automotive journalist that's been writing about cars for over 40 years.
Articles by Chris Russon
Nissan Qashqai Special Kuro Edition with e-POWER Revealed
Nissan has developed a special version of its third generation crossover, the Qashqai, to give the vehicle a new look.
Citroën C5 Aircross Range Expanded: New Mild-Hybrid Powertrain Introduced
The Citroën C5 Aircross range is being expanded with the introduction of a mild-hybrid powertrain that is claimed to improve fuel economy by up to 30 percent around town.
Vauxhall Corsa Receives Upgrades: New Look and Electric Powertrain
A striking mid-life makeover is being given to the Vauxhall Corsa as the top-seller gets new looks, more equipment and added technology.
Kia Announce New Technologies for EV Vehicles
Kia is introducing a range of smart technologies that aim to make electric vehicle mobility more convenient, accessible, and efficient.
Hyundai Celebrates the Renewal of the Pony Coupé Concept
Hyundai has celebrated the restoration of its Pony Coupé Concept car during the inaugural Hyundai Reunion held at Villa Pliniana in Lake Como, Italy.
New Peugeot 2008 Revealed: Features and Specifications
A new Peugeot 2008 SUV will be arriving in the summer, and it will cater for all tastes with a range of powertrains on offer.
Renault Announce Top-Of-The-Range Rafale Coupé SUV
Renault has announced the name of its future top-of-the-range coupe SUV which will be called the Rafale.
Ford Announce New E-Tourneo Courier
Ford has revealed a new E‑Tourneo Courier adding another model to it portfolio of all-electric vehicles.
New Renault Austral: Prices and Specifications Announced
The new Renault Austral E-Tech hybrid SUV will be priced from £34,695, the French carmaker has announced.
Hyundai i20 New Look Revealed | Refreshed Design and Specifications
The first glimpse of the new-look Hyundai i20 compact hatchback has been revealed, with the car scheduled to be released later this year.
Ford to Trial a Hydrogen Energy Source for Transit Vans
Ford is carrying out research into the potential for hydrogen as an on-board energy source for its E-Transit van.
Kia Receive Top Awards Including Best Manufacturer and Green Manufacturer
Kia UK has been presented with two awards at the 2023 National Franchised Dealers Association Awards.
More Details Revealed for the Hyundai KONA: Prices and Specifications
Hyundai has announced pricing and specification for its new second-generation KONA range.
First Details Announced for Renault Austral SUV
The first details of the new Renault Austral self-charging hybrid SUV have been revealed, with plenty of technology and features promised.
Ford Introduce Hands-Free BlueCruise Technology for Use on UK Roads
Ford has delivered a Level 2 hands-free advanced driver assistance system with regulatory approval for use on the motorway network in the UK.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 Wins World Car of the Year Awards
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 swept the board at this year’s World Car of the Year awards, carrying off three of the top honours.
Hyundai Release Further Details for the i10 Updates
Pricing and specification for the new Hyundai i10 range has been announced, with the line-up starting from £15,420.
Ford Announce EV Version of Transit Courier
Ford has revealed an electric version of its baby Transit, the Courier, which goes on sale in 2024.
Nissan ARIYA Starts Global Pole to Pole Challenge
EV adventurers Chris and Julie Ramsey have started their Pole to Pole expedition in a Nissan ARIYA all-electric SUV.
Full Details Released for the Kia EV9: Features and Specifications
Kia reveals full details of the Kia EV9, its first 3-row seat electric SUV that brings fresh thinking, design, and technology to the sector.
Ford Announce Toughened Off-Road Rangers
Off-road focused versions of the Ford Ranger are being released by Ford, giving the pick-up truck more ability.
New Ford Explorer Revealed: All-Electric SUV
The first of a new generation of electric vehicles has been revealed by Ford in the shape of the zero emission Explorer SUV.
Dacia Confirms Launch of New Large SUV
Budget-brand Dacia has confirmed it will be launching a large SUV based on its Bigster concept model.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 To Debut New Intelligent Headlights
The all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the first model to feature the brand’s new intelligent front lighting system, which prevents dazzling other road users.
Kia Introduce The All-Electric SUV: The Kia EV9
Kia has revealed images of the exterior and interior design of the Kia EV9, its first 3-row electric flagship SUV.
Dacia Jogger Now Available for Wheelchair Conversion
A wheelchair conversion is now available for the Dacia Jogger MPV, making the car more accessible for disabled passengers.
Electric Nissan Townstar Van Revealed: Prices and Specifications
Nissan has unveiled its new Townstar, an all-electric compact van which follows on from the previous e-NV200.
Praise for Kia Niro in World Car of the Year Awards
The Kia Niro has been named the Women’s World Car of the Year and shortlisted for the top spot in the World Car of the Year finals.
New Entry-Level Version of the Ford Puma ST Released
Ford is introducing an entry level version of the Puma ST with an automatic transmission and the most powerful iteration of its 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
Hyundai Reveal All-New Kona
Hyundai has taken the wraps off its new Kona compact SUV which, in electric guise, will have a range of up to 306 miles on a full charge.
Kia Teases New Electric SUV: The Kia EV9
Kia has released video clips to tease its Kia EV9, the brand’s battery electric SUV.
New Extreme Trim for Dacia Jogger, Duster and Sandero Stepway
Bargain-brand Dacia is launching a new range-topping Extreme trim on the Sandero Stepway, Duster SUVs and Jogger MPV aimed at those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Dacia Jogger Wins UK Car of the Year Award
Value-for-money car brand Dacia have scored a win in the UK Car of the Year awards.
Kia Models Receive High Tech Updates
Kia has introduced over-the-air software update systems to all of its new models.
New Look for Hyundai i10 and N Line: 2023 Prices and Specifications
An updated Hyundai i10 supermini has been announced, and the car comes with a refreshed design and more connectivity features.
Kia Ceed Top Spec Trim 'GT Line S' Returns
Kia has reintroduced the range-topping GT-Line S variants of its Ceed and ProCeed models.
Dacia Marks Its 10-Year Anniversary in UK Car Market
Dacia is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the UK with a look back at its achievements since its first model was sold in 2013.
New Range-Topping Iconic Spec for 2023 Renault Megane E-Tech
A flagship Iconic specification version of the all-electric Renault Megane E=Tech is being introduced, priced from £36,995.
Nissan Qashqai Declared as Britain's Most Reliable Car for 2023
The new Nissan Qashqai has been declared the UK’s most reliable car after a survey of 50,000 UK consumers conducted by Which?.
Kia Enhances EV Charging Service
Kia is enhancing its EV charging services in the UK through a new partnership with &Charge, a charging platform that combines smart user engagement with value-added services.
Updates for DS 3: Facelift, Prices and Specs
Upmarket auto brand DS is launching a revised version of its small hatchback, the DS 3.
Dacia Launches New Hybrid Jogger
Dacia has launched its first Jogger hybrid, the cheapest 7-seater petrol/electric model available, which is priced from £22,595.
Peugeot Reveals All-Electric Concept Car
Peugeot has taken another step towards becoming a fully-electric brand with the unveiling of a concept car which it says will form the basis of its models from 2025.
Nissan Qashqai Confirmed as Britain's Best-Selling Car in 2022
The Nissan Qashqai is the UK’s favourite car of 2022 - and the first British-built model to top the annual sales charts for 24 years.
Improved Range For The Vauxhall Mokka Electric
Vauxhall is to fit a new 54kWh battery on the Mokka Electric increasing range to 252 miles - an improvement of 20 percent over the outgoing 50kWh unit.
Renault Links Up With Waze Sat Nav App
Renault has become the first car brand to offer the Waze navigation and traffic application directly integrated into a vehicle's multimedia system.
Ford Reveals New Ranger Platinum Model
The Ford Ranger has been given luxury treatment with the announcement that a Platinum pick-up will be joining the new model line-up.
Vauxhall Astra Electric Revealed With 258 Miles of Range
Vauxhall is continuing its electric journey with the reveal of the new Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric, arriving in 2023.
Ford Reveals New e-Tourneo Custom With a Range of 230 Miles
Ford has unveiled its next generation of Tourneo Custom multi-activity vehicles, which includes an all-electric variant with a range of up to 230 miles.
First Drive Review: Nissan X-Trail
The Nissan X-Trail adds a touch of style to the large SUV class at a welcomingly affordable price.
Top Euro NCAP Safety Scores for Nissan ARIYA and X-Trail
The Nissan ARIYA all-electric SUV and the electrified Nissan X-Trail e-Power have been awarded five star safety ratings in the latest round of Euro NCAP assessments.
New Look for Renault Van Range
Renault has revised its range of light commercial vehicles for the 2023, simplifying the number of versions and introducing new trim lines.
Updates for Citroën C5 X and C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrids
Citroën is making updates to the plug-in hybrid variants of the new C5 X and the C5 Aircross SUVs.
Extreme SE Specification Returns to Dacia Duster Line-Up
By popular demand, Dacia has now launched a new and updated version of the Duster in Extreme SE spec for 2023 based on the brand’s new visual identity.
End of Production for Ford Fiesta
Ford has announced that production of the iconic Fiesta will end in June 2023, 47 years after the first Fiesta rolled off the line.
Hyundai Launches Limited Edition IONIQ 6: Prices and Specification Announced
Hyundai has announced pricing and specification of the IONIQ 6 First Edition, the first model in the IONIQ 6 range.
Vauxhall Reveals Grandland GSe Plug-in Hybrid Model
Vauxhall is expanding its line-up of GSe performance-oriented electric cars with the arrival of a plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland SUV.
Kia Launches Business Service Promise
Kia has launched a ‘Kia Business Service Promise’ to keep fleet and business customers mobile and provide the best service and maintenance.
Special Edition Peugeot 408 Unveiled
A limited number of special edition versions of Peugeot’s new 408 fastback SUV are being made available.
Ford Reveal Special GT LM Edition Model
Ford has announced the end of its GT special edition models with the production of the third-generation car.
Vauxhall Introduce Sporty Vivaro Van
Vauxhall has introduced a sporty GS trim level to the Vivaro and Vivaro Electric medium vans, with both models featuring styling updates and an upgraded interior.
All Peugeot Cars to be Available with Electrified Powertrains From 2023
Peugeot has announced that all vehicles made by the French brand will be available with electrified powertrains from 2023.
Prices Revealed For New DS 7
The new DS 7 large SUV from the French premium brand will cost from £36,760 when it arrives in the UK this November.
Kia Expands EV Range With Additional Soul EV Models
Kia is expanding its Soul EV line up with the introduction of two specifications that offer an impressive all-electric range.
New Look, Name, and Motor for DS 3
French upmarket auto brand DS has revised its DS 3 crossover model with a series of updates, including a completely new motor on electric versions.
More Range for Peugeot e-208
Peugeot's all-electric e-208 supermini is getting a new powertrain, increasing its range by around 10.5 percent.
Oli Concept Shows Citroën's EV Thinking
Citroën has revealed a radical take on electric motoring with the unveiling of its new Oli concept car.
Ford Gets Hot Focus Track Ready
Driving enthusiasts can now take the on-track performance of the Focus ST to greater heights with a new Track Pack option for the latest generation hot-hatch.
New Astra Spearheads EV Charge
The new Astra hatch and estate are the first cars to be launched under Vauxhall's new GSe electrified performance sub-brand.
New Look for Citroën
Citroën has revealed a fresh corporate brand identity and logo, signalling the start of a new era for the 103-year-old brand.
Nissan on a Charge in UK
Fully-electric versions of two crossover models are now rolling off the lines at Nissan’s Sunderland Plant.
New Transit Custom Revealed by Ford
Ford has showcased its latest electrified Transit Custom van at Europe’s largest transportation event.
Upgrades for Ford Mustang Mach-E
Extra equipment is being added to Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, which is now outselling the classic petrol-powered model.
Peugeot Confirms All-Electric 308
All-electric versions of the new Peugeot 308 line up will be joining the range in 2023.
GSe Badge for Hot Vauxhall EVs
An electrified performance sub-brand has been created by Vauxhall as part of its plans to sell only electric vehicles from 2028.
Kia Blasts to EV Extreme
An all-electric Kia EV6 has completed a 3,174-mile drive from Norway to Portugal in less than four days as part of an event to mark World EV Day.
Marathon Drive for Kia EV6
An all-electric Kia EV6 is to embark on a 3,600 trans-European journey, recreating an endurance test completed by Sir Stirling Moss.
Renault Introduces a Camper with a Difference
Renault has devised a camper van with a difference, which the French carmaker will be showing at Europe’s largest commercial vehicle show.
Changes for Peugeot 3008 and 5008
Changes are being made to the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUV ranges as the French carmaker continues its new trim line-up and electrified powertrain push.
Townstar EV Van Revealed by Nissan
Nissan has revealed the pricing structure for variants of its new compact van, the Townstar.
New XCeed Prices Revealed by Kia
Kia has revealed UK pricing and some specifications for its new XCeed compact crossover as order books open for the upgraded model.
First Drive Review: Nissan ARIYA
The Nissan ARIYA leads the way for the Japanese brand's EV charge, and if the ARIYA is anything to go by, then there's no doubt it will be a successful one.
Updates for Peugeot 2008 Range
Peugeot has announced model year updates for the 2008 and e-2008 range of SUVs, with an evolved trim line-up that brings enhanced equipment and styling changes.
First Drive Review: Ford Puma
Reintroducing the Puma nameplate was always going to be a bold move by Ford, but the new Puma lives up to expectations in superb fashion.
First Drive Review: Ford Kuga
With a fresh new look and a family-friendly interior, the new Ford Kuga looks set to hold its position towards the top of the mid-sized SUV class.
Shine Trim for Citroën C3
Citroën is adding a Shine trim level to its C3 hatchback line-up, which is priced from £16,995.
Dacia Duster Goes Commercial
A commercial version of the Dacia Duster SUV will be on the road before the end of 2022 and features new design tweaks.
Updates for Peugeot 208
Peugeot has updated its best-selling 208 hatchback with enhanced specifications and a new trim structure.
First Drive Review: Renault Captur
With its larger dimensions and fashionable style, the latest Renault Captur set strong first impressions during our first drive.
First Drive Review: Renault Clio
The latest Renault Clio offers plenty of style and driver joy, making it one of the best cars the supermini segment has to offer.
First Drive Review: Renault Arkana
Despite its fashionable styling, the all-new Arkana's practicality and value for money ensure it's well-suited to family life.
First Drive Review: Nissan Juke
Read our expert Nissan Juke first drive review. Explore the key features and discover if it's the right car for you.
First Drive Review: Nissan Qashqai
Read our expert Nissan Qashqai first drive review. Explore the key features and discover if it's the right car for you.
C5 X is New Citroën Flagship
Citroën has launched its new flagship C5 X SUV crossover, available with three powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid.
First Drive Review: Kia Picanto
The latest Kia Picanto proved it's a small car with big character, performing well when faced with a variety of tasks during our first drive.
First Drive Review: Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento has been a popular choice for well over a decade, and the latest version takes the name into a new league.
First Drive Review: Kia Soul EV
The new Kia Soul EV has levelled up in almost every way while retaining its distinctive boxy looks.
First Drive Review: Kia XCeed
The Kia XCeed set strong first impressions, fitting right in with Kia's other successful SUV offerings.
Ford Trials Robotic Charging Point
A robot charging station has been developed by Ford to help disabled drivers switch to electric vehicles.
Refresh for Kia XCeed
An updated version of the Kia XCeed crossover will be on the road later in the year as the Korean car maker refreshes its popular model.
Renault Updates Kangoo and Master Vans
Renault has announced prices and specifications of its new Kangoo compact van range and an updated version of the all-electric Master van.
Changes for Renault's Smaller Models
Renault is introducing a series of revisions to its Arkana range, plus a new E-Tech engineered trim level available on Clio and Captur hybrid models.
First Drive Review: Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 breaks the electric car mould, coming with a futuristic design language, plenty of tech, and a practical all-electric range.
First Drive Review: Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai pulled no punches with their latest Tucson, giving it a raft of gadgets and tech to ensure a pleasant driving experience.
First Drive Review: Hyundai Santa Fe
The large SUV segment is a competitive one, but the Hyundai Santa Fe stands out from the crowd with its enhanced practicality and range of technology.
Kia Teases New XCeed
Kia has released sketches of its new updated XCeed compact crossover model ahead of its reveal on July 18 2022.
Kia Revises Sorento Range
Kia is replacing its Sorento line up in 2023 with a single trim specification, likely to be priced from £49,495.
Sleek Looks for New Citroën ë-C4
Fastback styling is coming to Citroën’s all-electric ë-C4 line up with the reveal of an X model, which will be arriving early in 2023.
First Drive Review: Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway
The Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway have seemingly levelled up across the board, setting a new benchmark for what a budget-friendly car should be.
Hyundai Reveals its Electrified Streamliner
Hyundai has revealed the design of its highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in the Korean manufacturer’s dedicated all-electric-vehicle line-up.
First Drive Review: Dacia Duster
Tested both on and off-road, the cost-effective Duster proved to be yet another Dacia that punches well above its weight.
Wraps Come Off New DS 7
A new-look large SUV has been revealed by French luxury brand DS in the shape of a refreshed DS 7 that's dropping the Crossback name.
First Drive Review: Citroën C4
Citroën's latest C4 is a hatchback-cum-SUV that offers sharp styling and plenty of tech to ensure it stands out from the crowd.
First Drive Review: Citroën C3
Catching the eye due to its distinctive looks, the Citroën C3's budget-friendly yet well-equipped approach impressed during our first drive review.
Ford Creates Electric Super-Transit
An all-electric supervan packing some 2,000ps and capable of accelerating to 62mph in under two seconds has been unveiled by Ford.
First Drive Review: Citroën C5 Aircross
The mid-sized SUV segment is as competitive as they come, but very few can match the C5 Aircross in terms of comfort and style.
Peugeot Reveals New 408 Fastback
A new fastback coupe has been unveiled by Peugeot as the French car maker expands its line-up of family-sized models.
Vauxhall Socks It With Special Corsa
A limited run of 1,000 Vauxhall Corsa-e models are being produced to mark 40 years of superminis by the British car brand - and each version comes with a special pack of socks.
First Drive Review: Vauxhall Corsa
As one of the UK's most popular cars, the new generation of Corsa has big expectations to meet, and it does so with flying colours.
First Drive Review: Vauxhall Crossland
The previous Vauxhall Crossland impressed, and the new generation is no different with its updated design, comfortable ride, and advanced tech.
First Drive Review: Vauxhall Mokka
Take one look at the new Vauxhall Mokka, and you're confident it will impress, with a striking design, intelligent technology, and pleasurable drive.
Renault Reveals Electric Megane Prices
Renault has announced pricing and specification of its new Megane E-Tech all-electric model, which is set to arrive later this year.
First Drive Review: Peugeot 508
With economical powertrains, plenty of kit, and a spacious interior, style isn't the only thing the 508 has going for it.
Ultra-Low PCP Deal for Citroën Ami
Citroën is offering its Ami all-electric micro car from as little as £19.99 per month on a personal contract plan.
Price Changes for Peugeot's Electric MPV
The price of some versions of the Peugeot e-Rifter all-electric MPV is being reduced as the French car maker makes changes to the line-up.
Hybrid Juke Prices Announced
Hybrid versions of the Nissan Juke are about to be launched, and the car will be priced from £27,2500 – a premium of £1,730 over non-electrified models.
Updates for Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai has been updated with extra equipment and exterior changes in line with the car maker’s latest product branding.
Special Hyundai i30 N for UK
A limited edition of Hyundai’s high-performance i30 N has been announced, with only 75 models coming to the UK.
Peugeot to Launch New 408
Peugeot is to expand its line up with a new coupé style SUV, which will be called the 408 and is to be revealed towards the end of June 2022.
First Drive Review: DS 3 CROSSBACK
The DS 3 CROSSBACK is a premium compact SUV that offers a refined driving experience, a spacious cabin, and an eye-catching style.
New Ford Raptor Goes on Sale
Order books for the next generation Ford Ranger Raptor are now open, with deliveries of what Ford describes as the ultimate pick-up are due to start next summer.
Left-Hand Drive for Citroën's Little Ami
With a range of up to 46 miles and a recharge time of three hours, all versions of Citroën's Ami sold in the UK will be left-hand drive.
ELLE Special for Citroën C3
Citroën is continuing its collaboration with leading lifestyle magazine ELLE by adding a new C3 ELLE trim to its supermini range.
Peugeot Releases New 308
Peugeot has launched its new 308 and 308 SW estate variants in the UK and are the first models to feature the brand's new logo.
Ford Launches Second Transit EV Model
Fords commercial vehicle arm Ford Pro has revealed the first details of the all-new electric E-Transit Custom.
Look, No Brakes for Electric DS
Luxury French carmaker DS Automobiles has developed a prototype electric vehicle that uses only electric motor regeneration instead of conventional brakes.
End of the Line for Citroën's MPV
Changing customer habits and the expansion of the Citroën range mean that the Grand C4 SpaceTourer is bowing out.
Green Light for Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving technology has been given the green light by the Government after it approved changes to the Highway Code.
New Niro Prices Announced by Kia
Kia has revealed UK pricing and specification details for its new Niro crossover, which will be available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and purely electric powertrains.
Top Spec for Citroën's New Models
A new C-Series Edition trim is being added to Citroën’s line up and it will appear on the C3 hatch, the C3 Aircross SUV, the C4 and ë-C4, and the new C5 Aircross.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 Voted Best in World
The all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 has dominated the 2022 World Car Awards, with the crossover named overall World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
Electric Future for Vauxhall Factory
The last Vauxhall Astra has rolled off the line at the company’s Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire as the works celebrates its 60th anniversary and prepares for an electric future.
New Prices for Peugeot e-Rifter
Peugeot has revised pricing for its all-electric e-Rifter MPV, with the entry-level Allure Premium model now eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant.
Vauxhall Cuts Corsa and Mokka Prices
Vauxhall has updated its Corsa and Mokka model ranges by introducing a new simplified version line-up as well as reduced pricing.
Kia Reveals Large Electric SUV
An all-electric large SUV from Kia will be on the road in 2023, the Korean car manufacturer has announced today.
New Auto Control for Small Peugeots
Peugeot has updated the control function on the automatic versions of its 208 and 2008 models with a more ergonomic lever that's integrated into the centre console.
Red Dot Honour For Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 – the Korean carmaker's all-electric flagship – has come out on top in this year’s prestigious Red Dot Design Awards.
New Grandland SUV from Vauxhall
A new Vauxhall Grandland has been revealed, bringing the large SUV right up to date with design cues taken from its smaller Mokka model.
Left Bank Special for Renault Captur
A special edition of the Renault Captur is being released with only 800 versions being produced for the UK.
Minor Refresh for Nissan Leaf
Nissan is giving the all-electric Leaf a minor facelift for 2022 with changes inside and out to bring the model in line with the company’s new brand identity.
Dacia Goes Large with 7-Seat Jogger
Romanian brand Dacia have announced a 7-seat crossover is being introduced to their line-up, called the Jogger.
V6 Power For New Ford Ranger Raptor
Ford has revealed the next-generation Ranger Raptor, and it will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
New Road Rules and Highway Code Changes 2022
New rules and changes to the highway code are set to be introduced in January 2022, including new regulations for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
High Spec For Citroën's Big Electric MPV
Citroën is expanding its all-electric e-Berlingo MPV range with the introduction of 7-seat models in top specification Flair XTR trim.
New Kia Niro to Launch as Hybrid
More details of the next generation Kia Niro crossover have been revealed ahead of its launch later in the year.
More Range For DS 3 CROSSBACK EV
The all-electric DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE is now capable of travelling up to 212 miles on a full charge as a result of changes to its heating system.
New Mobile & Smart Phone Driving Laws 2022
New smartphone driving laws mean that taking photos and browsing social media is no longer allowed behind the wheel.