National Statistics

Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2016 to March 2017

Provisional estimates of road traffic statistics, by vehicle type and road class in Great Britain, for the year ending March 2017.

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Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2016 to March 2017 tables

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Provisional estimates of road traffic, by:

  • vehicle type
  • road class

in Great Britain for the year ending March 2017.

Provisional estimates show that motor vehicle traffic was at a record high of 324.3 billion vehicle miles. This is 1.7% higher than the previous year, and 3.2% higher than the pre-recession peak level in 2007.

Compared with the year ending March 2016, we see that:

  • car traffic increased by 1.4% to a record 252.9 billion vehicle miles
  • van traffic rose by 4.5% to a new peak of 49.6 billion vehicle miles
  • HGV traffic fell by 0.8% to 16.6 billion vehicle miles
  • traffic rose on all road types apart from urban ‘A’ roads, where it stayed broadly stable

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Published 18 May 2017