Title: Provisional Road Traffic Estimates Great Britain: July 2016 - June 2017

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 27th September 2017
Date published/launched: September 2017

Provisional estimates show that motor vehicle traffic in Great Britain was at a record high in the year ending June 2017.

The provisional figure of 325.1bn vehicle miles travelled equates to a year-on-year rise of 1.4%.

The figure also means rolling annual traffic levels have now increased each quarter in succession for more than four years.

Looking at vehicle type, car traffic increased by 1.3% to a record 253.5bn vehicle miles in the year ending June 2017.

Van traffic also continued to rise, increasing by 3.6% to a new peak of 49.8bn vehicle miles. However, lorry traffic fell by 1.5% to 16.5bn vehicle miles.

Traffic rose on all road types apart from urban A roads where it stayed broadly stable. Record levels of traffic were seen on motorways (68bn vehicle miles), rural A roads (94.5bn miles) and rural minor roads (46bn miles).

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