Provisional estimates of road traffic, by:
in Great Britain for the year ending June 2016.
Provisional estimates show that motor vehicle traffic was at a record high with 319.3 billion vehicle miles travelled (1.5% higher than the previous year and 1.6% 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, apart from urban minor roads where the traffic remained at the same level. We see that:
- car traffic increased by 1.1% to a record 249.2 billion vehicle miles
- van traffic continued to rise, increasing by 3.7% to a new peak of 47.8 billion vehicle miles
- HGV traffic rose on motorways and rural ‘A’ roads, but falling on urban ‘A’ roads
Traffic on motorways and rural ‘A’ roads increased to new record levels, rising by 2.6% and 2.9% respectively.