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Provisional estimates of road traffic, by:
in Great Britain, for the year ending March 2016.
Provisional estimates show that motor vehicle traffic was at a record high with 318.5 billion vehicle miles travelled (1.8% higher than the previous year and 1.3% higher than September 2007).
Rolling annual motor vehicle traffic has now increased each quarter in succession for 3 years.
Compared to the previous year all road classes experienced a rise in motor vehicle traffic. This included:
car traffic increased by 1.3% to a record 248.9 billion vehicle miles
van traffic continues to rise faster than any other vehicle type, increasing by 4.1%, a new peak of 47.3 billion vehicle miles
HGV traffic rose on motorways and rural ‘A’ roads, but fell on urban ‘A’ roads