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Car Usage

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in reducing travel by motor car since 1997. (143398)

Between 1996-98 (combined years) and 2005, the average number of trips and the average distance travelled per person per year as a car driver has remained stable at around 435 trips and 3,700 miles respectively. However, because the population of Great Britain has increased by 3 per cent. over this period, overall there has been an increase in car travel.