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UK road use levels steady, claims DfT report

Traffic levels in Great Britain rose by just 1% between 2005 and 2006, it was revealed yesterday.
The findings of the Department for Transport's (DfT) 'National Statistics on Traffic in Great Britain' showed little change in congestion.It came on the same day as the London congestion charge zone was extended westward to Kensington and Chelsea.The provisional figures from the DFT's report indicate that between 2005 and 2006 light van traffic showed the largest rise with a 3% increase.Car traffic, traffic on motorways and goods vehicle traffic all rose by 1%. The volume of traffic on urban A roads and minor urban roads was virtually unchanged. The petition on the 10 Downing Street website to stop Government plans for nationwide road user charging, meanwhile, closes today with nearly £2M signatories.Quarterly road traffic statistics can be viewed at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transtat/roadtraff

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