Road traffic estimates by volume, vehicle type and road class in Great Britain, for the year ending June 2015.
Comparing the year to end June 2015 with the year to end June 2014:
- motor vehicle traffic increased by 2.3% to a new high of 314.6 billion vehicle miles – this provisional figure is slightly (0.1%) above the pre-recession peak for the year ending September 2007.
- traffic levels increased across all vehicle types and road classifications, but at varying rates
- Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) traffic continued to show the fastest increase of any vehicle type, rising by 6.3% to a new peak of 46.3 billion vehicle miles
- car traffic increased by 1.7% to 246.6 billion vehicle miles
- minor rural road traffic increased the most of any road type, rising 5.5% to reach 44.8 billion vehicle miles
- motorway traffic increased by 1.8%, reaching 65 billion vehicle miles despite rising by 1.9%, traffic on urban roads remains 3.9% below the level estimated for the year ending September 2007.
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