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Title: Road traffic estimates for Great Britain: quarter 1 2013

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 21st May 2013
Date published/launched: May 2013

This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the first quarter (January to March) of 2013. The figures shows that overall traffic levels decreased by 2.3%

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This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the first quarter (January to March) of 2013.

The figures shows that overall traffic levels decreased by 2.3%. Car and light goods vehicle traffic both decreased by 1.9%, while heavy goods vehicle traffic decreased by 3.8%.

Comparing Q1 (January to March) 2013 with the same quarter the previous year, the key points in the report are:

All motor vehicle traffic decreased, by 2.3%, to 74.7 billion vehicle miles.
Car traffic decreased by 1.9% to 59.6 billion vehicle miles.
Light goods vehicle traffic decreased by 1.9% to 10.4 billion vehicle miles.
Heavy goods vehicle traffic decreased by 3.8%, to 3.7 billion vehicle miles.
Traffic volumes decreased on all road types, with larger decreases on rural and urban roads (2.5 and 2.9% respectively) than on motorways (0.7%).

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