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Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: October 2015 to September 2016

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

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Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: October 2015 to September 2016 tables

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Provisional estimates of road traffic, by

  • vehicle type
  • road class

in Great Britain for the year ending September 2016.

Provisional estimates show that motor vehicle traffic was at a record high of 320 billion vehicle miles. This is 1.4% higher than the previous year, and 1.8% higher than the pre-recession peak level in 2007.

Compared to the year ending September 2015, we see that:

  • car traffic increased by 0.9% to a record 249.4 billion vehicle miles
  • van traffic rose 3.8% to a new peak of 48.2 billion vehicle miles
  • HGV traffic rose by 3.4% overall, reaching record levels on motorways
  • traffic on motorways and ‘A’ roads increased, but was broadly stable on minor roads

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Published 10 November 2016