Congestion getting worse

September 2, 2013

UK roads are getting more congested, according to The Department for Transport’s recently released Road traffic estimates for Great Britain: quarter 2 2013. Comparing quarter two 2013, from April to June, with the same quarter last year, showed all motor vehicle traffic has increased by 2.9 per cent. In the same period, heavy goods vehicle traffic increased by 1.7 per cent, car traffic was up by 2.3 per cent, and light goods vehicle traffic by 6.1 per cent. Traffic volumes are shown to have increased on all road types with motorways showing an increase of 4.9 per cent, and minor roads 3.6 per cent.