Road traffic statistics

Statistics and data about the vehicle miles travelled by vehicle type, road category and region.

Latest road traffic statistics

Road traffic statistics provide estimates of the vehicle miles travelled each year in Great Britain by vehicle type, road category and region. We release both quarterly and annual estimates.

Guidance on current and previous road traffic estimates are available.

Road traffic data tables

About the road traffic statistics data and reports

All of the statistics published are National Statistics. These statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as a national statistic in February 2013. We provide further details on the status of these statistics and changes to them.

Our geographical website allows users to view and download estimated traffic flows on every link of the ‘A’ road and motorway network in Great Britain. The interactive map provides a mapped background to identify traffic flows in specific areas of the country.

DfT road traffic statistics team conducted a review of the traffic estimates for Great Britain. The aim of the review was to ensure robust traffic estimates continue to be produced, seeking innovation and greater value for money in their production while protecting user needs.

A report summarising the review so far and detailing individual projects is available.

Published 8 August 2013
Last updated 28 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Road traffic estimates in Great Britain 2020 publication added to collection.

  2. Provisional road traffic estimates for October 2019 to September 2020 added to collection.

  3. Provisional road traffic estimates for July 2019 to June 2020 added to the latest road traffic statistics section.

  4. Text updated and road traffic estimates for Great Britain 2019 report added to collection.

  5. Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2019 to March 2020 report added to collection.

  6. Collection page updated for provisional road traffic estimates, October 2018 to September 2019 publication.

  7. Updated collection page for 'Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: July 2018 to June 2019'.

  8. New statistics release published - Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2018 to March 2019.

  9. New release published, road traffic annual estimates for 2018.

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