Vehicles on the roads (GB)

38.7m licenced vehicles

  • Cars ~ 31.9m
  • Light Good Vehicles (vans) ~ 4.1m
  • Heavy Goods Vehicles (trucks) ~ 0.5m
  • Motorcycles ~1.25m
  • Bus and Coaches ~0.15m
  • Other ~ 0.7m

See https://bit.ly/3fJVSAb

 

New registrations in 2019 (GB)

  • 9m vehicles registered for first time
  • Diesel cars down 18% on 2018
  • 38k Battery electric (BEVs)
  • 112k Hybrid Electric (HEVs)
  • 35k Plugin Hybrid Electric (PHEVs)
  • BEVs up 141% in 2019 vs 2018
  • HEVs up 30%
  • PHEVs down 17%

 

Business drivers (2017/18)

  • 890,000 company car drivers  ~ down 5.3% on 16/17 + 2m other co. owned
  • 4m van users (private and company)
  • 310,000 truck drivers
    • Shortage of 59k drivers (2019)
  • Grey Fleet – 14m people (est) use their private vehicles at work

 

Road Casualties (worldwide)

  • 35m people killed on roads a year
  • 1 work-related death every 90 seconds
  • Europe: 25,000 lives lost in 2016, of which 40% were work-related
  • Britain: Brake say nearly one in three (31%) deaths involved someone driving for work.

See https://bit.ly/2WN03md

 

Road Casualties (Great Britain)

  • 1,784 died on GB roads in 2018
    • Each fatality costs around £2.2m in lost output, medical & ambulance and human costs
  • 160,597 reported casualties

Of those who died in 2018,

  • 44% were car occupants
  • 52% were vulnerable road users
    • 26% pedestrians
    • 20% motorcyclists
    • 6% cyclists
  • 4% other road users

Where did the deaths happen?

  • 36% urban roads
  • 58% rural roads
  • 6% motorways

Where did the casualties happen?

  • 63% urban roads
  • 32% rural roads
  • 5% motorways

See https://bit.ly/3bqf0jB

 

Number of UK Fleets by size (cars & vans)

  • 1-49:                        135,000
  • 50-99:                      1,500
  • 100-149:                  500
  • 150+:                       1,000
  • Top 200 fleets:       2,500 vehicles (average)

 

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