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Quarterly and provisional annual road traffic estimates: Great Britain (Oct to Dec) Q4 2013

Estimates of road traffic volume by vehicle type and road class in GB for Q4 (October to December) 2013 and provisional annual estimates for 2013.

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Quarterly and provisional annual road traffic estimates: Great Britain (Oct to Dec) Q4 2013

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Quarterly and provisional annual road traffic estimates, Great Britain: (Oct to Dec) Q4 2013 tables

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This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2013, and provisional annual traffic estimates for 2013.

Main results:

  • The key provisional annual result is: The volume of traffic across all motor vehicle classes increased by 1.3 % to 306.4 billion vehicle miles in 2013 compared to 2012.
  • Provisional annual figures suggest that motorway traffic hit a new peak in 2013 with 64.3 billion vehicle miles travelled on these roads across Great Britain compared to 2012.
  • Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) traffic hit 42.9 billion vehicle miles for 2013, the highest annual total ever recorded. *Comparing Q4 (October to December) 2012 with the same quarter the previous year:
  • All motor vehicle traffic increased by 1.1 %, to 77.1 billion vehicle miles.
  • Car and LGV traffic increased by 1.0 and 3.4 per cent respectively. Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) traffic also increased by 0.8 per cent.
  • Traffic volumes increased across all road classifications with motorway traffic (2.2%) and rural minor roads (2.8%) showing the biggest increases.

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