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Road traffic estimates for Great Britain: quarter 1 2013

This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the first quarter (January to March) of 2013.

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Road traffic estimates for Great Britain: quarter 1 2013

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Road traffic estimates quarter 1 2013 release and XLS tables

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Key points

Comparing Q1 (January to March) 2013 with the same quarter the previous year:

  • All motor vehicle traffic decreased, by 2.3%, to 74.7 billion vehicle miles.
  • All vehicle types have shown a decrease, including:
    • Car traffic decreased by 1.9% to 59.6 billion vehicle miles.
    • Light goods vehicle traffic decreased by 1.9% to 10.4 billion vehicle miles.
    • Heavy goods vehicle traffic decreased by 3.8%, to 3.7 billion vehicle miles.
  • Traffic volumes decreased on all road types, with larger decreases on rural and urban roads (2.5 and 2.9% respectively) than on motorways (0.7%).

Technical information/Pre-release access list

  • Information on traffic statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here

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