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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 statistics are available.

Road traffic data tables

  1. Road traffic statistics (TRA)
  2. Quarterly traffic estimates (TRA25)
  3. Road traffic: Statistical tables index
  1. Road use statistics: 2016
  2. Strategic road network statistics
  3. Use of the strategic road network

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 13 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. New statistics release published - Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2018 to March 2019.
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