Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: October 2014 to September 2015
Provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the year ending September 2015 by vehicle type and road class.
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Comparing the year ending September 2015 with the year ending September 2014:
- motor vehicle traffic increased by 2.2% to a new high of 316.1 billion vehicle miles – this provisional figure is 0.6% above the pre-recession peak in the year ending September 2007
- traffic levels increased for cars, LGVs and HGVs, and on all road types, though at varying rates
- car traffic increased by 1.7% to 247.6 billion vehicle miles
- Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) traffic continued to increase at a higher rate than other vehicle types, rising by 6% to a new peak of 46.9 billion vehicle miles
- traffic figures for motorways and rural roads are the highest ever
- motorway traffic increased by 2.0%, reaching 65.4 billion vehicle miles
- minor rural road traffic increased the most of any road type, rising 5.8% to 45.4 billion vehicle miles
- despite rising by 1%, traffic on urban roads remains 4% below the peak level of 119.4 billion vehicle miles in the year ending September 2007
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