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 2018, the average person made 395 trips as a car or van driver. This is a small increase over the last decade (393 trips in 2009).

Average trip length by car and van drivers

The average person travelled 3,253 miles as a car or van driver in 2018. This is a small decrease over the last decade.


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