National statistics

Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2018

Road traffic estimates for Great Britain broken down by vehicle type, road type, region and time of the day, week, month and year for 2018.


Road traffic estimates 2018: Vans

Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2018 data tables

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Estimates of road traffic by:

  • vehicle type
  • road type
  • geographical region
  • time of the day
  • day of the week
  • month

in Great Britain for the year 2018.

Motor vehicle traffic on Great Britain roads remained similar to 2017 levels (0.3% increase) at 328.1 billion vehicle miles (bvm).

When compared to the year 2017:

  • car traffic remained broadly stable (increasing by 0.2%)
  • the figure of 255.0 billion vehicle miles was a new all-time high
  • van traffic grew slightly by 0.9%
  • lorry traffic remained broadly stable (increasing by 0.3%)
  • the Strategic Road Network increased slightly by 0.7%
  • motorways remained broadly stable, carrying one third motorised traffic in England
  • ‘A’ roads saw a 1.4% rise in traffic
  • minor road traffic decreased by 1.3%

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Published 14 May 2019