The cost of driving was the biggest concern for 49% of motorists, with 41% saying maintenance of local roads and motorways is their top spending priority.
As many as 84% of the 1,542 drivers polled believed their local roads were deteriorating and 75% thought the same about motorways and other major roads.
Also, 78% thought the money they paid to Government through motoring taxes was not properly invested in local roads. A total of 29% were prepared to pay tolls for motorway driving, while 33% backed city-centre congestion charges as long as the cost of fuel and car tax was significantly reduced.
As many as 89% said they relied more than ever on their vehicles for daily activities, while 77% claimed they were struggling to make ends meet because of the cost of fuel.
The survey also found that 77% would prefer to pay pay less fuel tax and 49% would like to pay lower levels of car tax.
RAC technical director David Bizley said: "Our report on motoring shows that Britain's motorists - and roads - have been left battle-scarred after a further 12 months of bearing the burden of extreme financial conditions.
He continued: "Our research shows that UK motorists aren't being unreasonably demanding. All they want is for more of their motoring taxation to be spent on roads."
"What's needed is an in-depth review of the overall motoring taxation model and for a reasonable percentage of money raised from drivers to be ring-fenced for roads."