Car traffic broadly stable but van usage continues to rise
Van and lorry traffic have increased over the last year but car and taxi traffic remained fairly static.
Latest provisional estimates from the Department for Transport show van traffic for the year ending June 2018 rose by 3.7% to 51.7bn vehicle miles and lorry traffic was up 1.3% to 17.2bn vehicle miles compared to the previous year.
In contrast, car traffic remained broadly stable at 253.0bn vehicle miles with just a 0.1% increase.
The research also found traffic on motorways and minor roads increased by 0.7% and 0.9% respectively. Traffic on ‘A’ roads saw less of an increase with a 0.4% rise.