National Statistics

Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: July 2015 to June 2016

Provisional estimates of road traffic in Great Britain for the year ending June 2016 by vehicle type and road class.

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Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: July 2015 to June 2016 tables

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Provisional estimates of road traffic, by:

  • vehicle type
  • road class

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.

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