A new study reveals that West Berkshire has the most driven on roads in the UK.
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, to discover which UK roads have seen the most vehicles.
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 Perth & Kinross, in Scotland, is fourth with 9.59 thousand miles driven per person, with a population of 151,910, while 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 5,195 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.
Rank Local Authority Thousand miles per person 1 West Berkshire 11.03 2 City of London 10.95 3 Rutland 9.81 4 Perth & Kinross 9.59 5 Warwickshire 9.53 6 Monmouthshire 9.25 7 Dumfries & Galloway 8.59 8 South Gloucestershire 8.47 9 North Yorkshire 8.31 10 Stirling 8.14
A spokesperson for One Sure Insurance commented on the findings: “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. Billions of miles are driven across the country each year, and this data paints a fascinating picture of where traffic is heaviest.”