the same time last year, provisional estimates show.
There has been little growth in traffic over the past three quarters,
according to seasonally-adjusted figures.
published today in Traffic in Great Britain - 2nd Quarter 2000, which
- Car traffic was little changed between the second quarter of
1999 and the same quarter of 2000. Light van traffic rose by 1%,
heavy goods vehicle traffic by 2%.
- Motorway traffic rose by 1% - much lower than the average rate
of increase in recent years - between the second quarter of 1999
and the same quarter of 2000. The level of traffic on other major
roads was virtually unchanged.
Statistics Bulletin (00)7 Traffic in Great Britain - 2nd Quarter
2000 is available from DETR, TSR2, Zone 2/14, Great Minster House,
76 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DR (Tel: 020 7944 3095).
Road traffic statistics can be viewed at the following
All quarterly estimates are subject to revision, as they are based
mainly on data from 132 automatic traffic counters in the road.
The next quarterly bulletin will be published on 9 November 2000.