Road traffic in Great Britain - Q1 2007

The Department for Transport has today published National Statistics on Traffic in Great Britain, including analysis by vehicle type and road class, for the first quarter of 2007.

These provisional figures indicate that estimated traffic levels rose by 1.2 per cent between Q1 2006 and Q1 2007. Other key results, comparing the provisional Q1 2007 estimates with the provisional estimates for the same quarter one year earlier (Q1 2006) include:

* Car traffic rose by 1 per cent

* Light van traffic rose by 4 per cent

* Goods vehicle traffic fell by 2 per cent

* Traffic on motorways was virtually unchanged

* Traffic on Rural A roads and Minor Rural roads both increased by 2 per cent

* Traffic on Urban A roads fell by 2 per cent and traffic on Minor Urban roads rose by 3 per cent