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
Motorway traffic increased:
- by 3.0%
- to 67.1 billion vehicle miles
Rural ‘A’ roads increased:
- by 3.0%
- to 92.0 billion vehicle miles
the highest ever recorded level.