Provisional estimates of road traffic, by:
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