Provisional estimates of road traffic, by
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