This week the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released data which showed that the total number of vehicles registered for use on British roads has surpassed 40 million for the first time.
As of 2019, there are more than 35 million cars, 4.5 million vans and over 600,000 trucks in use in the UK, representing a 1.0% increase on the previous year. The van figure is particularly interesting, as not only is it double what it was ten years ago, but it wasn’t expected to reach this level until 2021. Many of these vehicles of course remain on British roads even now, providing essential transport services and delivering supplies across the country.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting!