Private Transport

Travel by private motor vehicles remains the dominant way of making trips in Great Britain. However, there have been significant changes in the frequency of journeys and their length over time as our travel patterns have changed.

Key Indicators

Number of trips by car and van drivers

In 2017, the average person made 390 trips as a car or van driver. This has decreased from a figure of 409 trips in 2007.

Average trip length by car and van drivers

The average trip length was 8.4 miles in 2017. This figure has remained roughly stable over time.


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