54 | Statistical Review | 2022
Great Britain Road Traffic, by Vehicle Type (Q1 - Q3)
Cars Billion miles GB Road Traffic, by Vehicle Type (Q1-Q3) Light Commercial Vehicles Heavy Goods Vehicles
As a result of restriction relaxations in 2021, road traffic miles for Q1-Q3 in Great Britain increased in 2021, however total miles travelled remained nearly 30 billion miles below levels seen prior to 2020. LGV and HGV traffic saw the largest rebound, by 12.3% and 11.7%, respectively, while car traffic only increased by 8.1%. At the time of publication, Q4 2021 statistics have not been released. As a result, the above graph displays annual data for Q1-Q3 only.
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Great Britain Vehicle Fleet, by Type Millions Great Britain Vehicle Fleet, by Type
Following a historic decrease in the vehicle fleet in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of vehicles increased by nearly 500 thousand vehicles in 2021. All segments of the vehicle fleet increased, however, the largest increases were seen in motorcycles, which increased by 4.4% – the highest year-on-year increase seen in that segment since 2015. The car segment grew only slightly by 0.6%.
Cars Motorcycles Light Goods Vehicles Heavy Goods Vehicles Other
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Source: DfT / DVLA
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