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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.