Due to economic growth, road traffic in Britain rose by 2.2%, causing it to reach its highest ever level in 2015, according to information from the New Department for Transport.
A provisional figure of 317.8 billion vehicle miles travelled on GB roads in 2015 is the highest ever annual total at 1.1% higher than the pre-recession peak at the end of September 2007.
David Bizley, Chief Engineer at RAC said; “Government figures show there has been an increase in traffic in line with a rise in the country’s business output (GDP) so slower average speeds appear to be the downside for motorists. The Government is investing in major roads and has ring-fenced car tax income to continue the investment beyond 2020, but the evidence suggests the condition of local roads is still in need of extra investment.”
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