Here are the latest stats from the Department for Transport.
Understanding trends helps us plan more effectively for the future.
Petrol increased by 31.25%
Diesel increased by 27%
£32.5 billion of public
expenditure was spent on
transport in 2017/18 of which:
14% (4.55b) was on National Roads
18% (5.85b) was on Local Roads
Vehicle Fuel Types
International freight – 3.5m – up 2%
44% more goods are exported than imported
246,700 miles of road in 2017
78% of goods moved by road
1.40 billion tonnes lifted (-3%)
147 billion tonne kms moved (-1%)
18.6 billion kms travelled (-3%)
Fatalities fell by 4% since 2016
24,831 seriously injured
144,369 slightly injured
Transport is largest polluter (27%) due the massive decline in output from the Energy section.
Greenhouse Gas Emmissions are down 5% from 2016
Pollutants have halved since 1990
Since 1990, Emissions from cars have decreased by 2%, while emissions from HGV’s have remained the same.
Road Traffic Trends
327 billion miles travelled in 2017, which is an increase of 1.3%
Van traffic has grown the fastest, up 3% on the previous year.