Trends since 1950 of road traffic in Great Britain.Jump to full report >>
Road traffic in 2014 was 2.4% higher than in 2013 and this was the fastest annual growth since 1996.
Cars and taxis made up 79% of motor vehivle traffic but the fastest growth in traffic was light goods vehicles. Traffic of LGVs grew 5.6% from 42.6 to 45.0 billion vehicle miles.
At the end of 2014 there were 35.6 million licensed vehicles in Great Britain, of which 29.6 million were cars.
61% of car journeys in 2013 had only one occupant. The average occupancy rate was 1.6 people per car.
75% of households had access to a car or van in 2013. 32% had two or more cars or vans.
Commons Briefing papers SN02659
Author: Neil Johnston