Regions

Regions: 11
Area covered: Great Britain
Time period: 2000 to 2019
Source: Road traffic statistics

The South East region had the highest traffic levels in 2019, with 58 billion vehicle miles driven on its roads. This was 16% of all traffic in 2019.

The South East has 12% of road length in Great Britain.

Estimated motor vehicle traffic

Time period: 2019
Source: Road traffic statistics
Metric: Billion vehicle miles (annually)
Regions Vehicle miles (billions)
South East 57.7
North West 40.5
East of England 40.2
South West 36.1
West Midlands 34.3
Yorkshire and The Humber 31.7
Scotland 30.0
East Midlands 29.9
London 22.6
Wales 20.0
North East 13.7

Estimated annual traffic across Great Britain

Time period: 1993 - 2019
Source: Road traffic statistics
Metric: Billion vehicle miles (annually)

Traffic estimates for the period since 2010 have been revised to take into account the minor road benchmarking exercise. Further details available on GOV.UK: Road traffic statistics: minor road benchmarking


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