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The Roads which see the Most Traffic

Posted in General News on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

A recent study conducted by insurance broker, One Sure Insurance, analysed the total miles driven within all local authorities and compared them to each place’s population, to discover which UK roads have seen the most vehicle traffic. West Berkshire, in Southeast England, took the top spot with 11.03 thousand miles driven per person.  In 2021 there were 1,501 million vehicle miles travelled on the local authority’s roads. The City of London came in second with 10.95 thousand miles driven per person. In 2021, 79.6 million vehicle miles were driven through it despite London having one of the largest public transport networks in the world. Rutland, in East Midlands, comes in third with 9.81 thousand miles per person and 308 million vehicle miles driven on its roads in 2021. 

At the other end of the list, the Isle of Scilly is the local authority with the least travelled on roads with only 710 miles driven per person. A spokesperson for One Sure Insurance commented on the findings: “It’s interesting to see how different the use of vehicles can be throughout the country, and how a broad selection of the UK is covered in the top ten – from London up to Scotland, and from Wales to Yorkshire. Billions of miles are driven across the country each year, and this data paints a fascinating picture of where traffic is heaviest.” 

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Saturday, November, 18th, 2023

Rutland's position comes as no surprise. We border the county in Lincs. and poor public transport in these rural areas means car use is essential for most travel. We attended a funeral yesterday and realised that for a green burial or a cremation then a car journey or taxi fare of £ 6o + is necessary. This is a form of discrimination on market town and country dwellers.