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Quarterly road traffic estimates: Great Britain (Jul to Sep) Q3 2013

Estimates of road traffic volume by vehicle type and road class in Great Britain for Quarter 3 (July to September) 2013.

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Quarterly road traffic estimates, Great Britain: (Jul to Sep) Q3 2013

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Quarterly road traffic estimates, Great Britain: (Jul to Sep) Q3 2013 tables

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This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the third quarter (July to September) of 2013.

Main results

Comparing Q3 (July to September) 2013 with the same quarter of the previous year:

  • all motor vehicle traffic increased, by 2.3%, to 77.0 billion vehicle miles.
  • all vehicle types have shown an increase, including:
    • car traffic increased by 1.9% to 60.8 billion vehicle miles.
    • light goods vehicle traffic increased by 5.1% to a peak of 10.8 billion vehicle miles.
    • heavy goods vehicle traffic increased by 2.7% to 4.0 billion vehicle miles.
  • traffic volumes increased on all road types, with larger increases on minor roads (3.3%) and motorways (3.2%) than ‘A’ roads (1.2%).

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