Study reveals the UK’s most driven on roads

A new study has revealed which location in the UK has the most driven on roads.

To discover which UK roads have seen the most vehicles, the 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.

West Berkshire in South East England takes first place with 11.03 thousand miles driven per person. The number is a result of over 1 billion miles driven, compared to its population of 161,455. In 2021 there were 1501 million vehicle miles travelled on the local authority’s roads.

The City of London comes 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.

Further down on the list is Perth & Kinross in Scotland, which came fourth with 9.59 thousand miles driven per person with a population of 151,910.

Meanwhile, Warwickshire closes the top five with 9.53 thousand miles per person and a population of 596,740.

Respectively there were 1,335 million and 5195 million vehicle miles travelled on their roads.

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.

“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,” said a spokesperson for One Sure Insurance.

“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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