This statistical release presents data on road traffic statistics in Great Britain up to Q4 (October to December) 2012.

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Road traffic estimates for Great Britain: quarter 4 2012

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Road traffic estimates quarter 4 2012 release and XLS tables

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Detail

This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2012, and provisional annual traffic estimates for 2012.

Key points

  • The key provisional annual result is: The volume of all motor vehicle traffic fell slightly by 0.4% to 302.6 billion vehicle miles in 2012 compared to 2011.
  • Comparing Q4 (October to December) 2012 with the same quarter the previous year:
  • Between quarter four of 2011 and quarter four of 2012 motor vehicle traffic increased slightly, by 0.4%, to 76.7 billion vehicle miles.
  • Light goods vehicle traffic continued to increase with growth of 3.2% between quarters four of 2011 and 2012.
  • Traffic volumes increased on rural roads, decreased on urban roads and were broadly stable on motorways when compared to the same period in 2011.

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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