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  • Release date: 21 October 2015
  • Period covered: 2014
An annual report presenting information on volume of traffic by type of vehicle and class of road.

Key points

  • In 2014, the total volume of motorised traffic in Wales was 27.9 billion vehicle kilometres, which is equivalent to 9,000 vehicles kilometres, or 5,600 miles, per head of the population over the year.
  • Within this total volume of traffic, cars accounted for 79 per cent of the total.
  • Vehicles travelled mostly on the major roads, with 64 per cent of motor traffic in Wales either on motorways or A roads.
  • Motor traffic in Wales peaked in 2007 at 28.0 billion vehicle kilometres.  However Traffic in 2014 was 3 per cent higher than in 2013 at 27.9 billion vehicle kilometres.


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