New data released by the Department for Transport (DfT) last week revealed that the number of licensed vehicles on British roads rose 2.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2015 – and now sits at around 36.5 million.
The DfT’s report revealed that the number of HGVs rose 2.0 per cent in December 2015 over the previous year – but that HGV numbers remained 5.4 per cent below the peak recorded in 2007.
Van numbers rose by 4.7 per cent, with cars and motorcycles up 2.2 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively over the same period.
The Dft discovered 3.21 million new UK vehicle registrations in 2015 overall; around 30,000 of which were first registrations of new ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).
This is representative of 0.9 per cent of all new registrations – proof that many Britons are going green in regards to their vehicle choices.
In 2014, just 0.5 per cent of new registrations were for ULEV or green vehicles.
Unfortunately, separate studies from the European Commission have revealed that road safety statistics are getting increasingly worse with the increase in the number of vehicles on EU roads.
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