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DfT reports huge growth in van traffic in 2016

DfT reports huge growth in van traffic in 2016
Release Date: 
16/05/2017

The number of miles travelled by van drivers totalled 49.1 billion vehicle miles last year – an increase of 4.7% on 2015.

Overall, 323.7bn miles were driven on Great Britain’s roads, a 2.2% increase from the previous year, according to figures released by the Department for Transport.

Car traffic grew by 2% from 2015, to 252.6bn vehicle miles – the highest annual car traffic estimate ever – though lorry traffic showed little change, having grown steadily for the previous three years.