Provisional Road Traffic Estimates Great Britain October 2019-September 2020

Organisations: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 21 December 2020
Date of publication: December 2020

This statistical release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the period October 2019 to September 2020.

These provisional estimates are based on traffic data collected continuously from a network of around 300 automatic traffic counters.

Provisional estimates show motor vehicles travelled 288.7 billion vehicle miles in Great Britain for the 12 months ending September 2020.

Compared to the 12 months ending September 2019, in the period ending September 2020:

• All motor vehicle traffic decreased by 18.9%. This is the largest fall since quarterly records started in 1994.

• Car traffic decreased by 20.9% to 219.9 billion vehicle miles.

• Van and lorry traffic decreased by 11.4% and 10.0%, respectively.

• Traffic decreased across all main road types: motorways, ‘A’ roads and minor roads decreased by 24.9%, 18.7% and 15.9% respectively.

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