Vans ‘Fastest Growing Form Of Road Transport’

Van traffic has experienced the fastest growth of any form of road transport since 2006, the latest figures from the Department for Transport show.

It also showed the biggest growth of road transport options between 2015 and 2016, climbing by five per cent in that period, compared to a two per cent rise for car traffic and a two per cent jump for motorbikes.

HGV traffic levels remained flat, while the number of passenger miles travelled on public transport declined by eight per cent between 2015 and 2016.

Motor vehicle traffic in Great Britain hit a new high in 2016, reaching 324 billion vehicle miles travelled across all forms of road transport. This is up 2.5 per cent on the year before.

There has also been an increase in the average delay to drivers, particularly on local A roads in England, where this hit 45.9 seconds per vehicle mile in 2016, 2.5 per cent higher than a year earlier. On motorways and other roads that make up the country’s strategic road network, the delay was 9 seconds per vehicle mile.

It seems that there could be more people taking advantage of small van hire in Reading, as well as a growing number of people buying their own vans for leisure as well as business purposes.

According to the Daily Mail, some experts have claimed that the rise of internet shopping has led to many more small vans on the UK’s roads delivering parcels, which is cited as one of the reasons why traffic in this class has grown so much in recent years.

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