Scotland - Vehicles Licensed & Traffic Volume

Vehicles licensed in Scotland
Licensed Vehicles trends Scotland
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The graph above shows trends in licensed vehicles in Scotland since 1975.  This shows that the number of licensed vehicles on Scotland's roads has risen steadily since the 1970s. In 1975, there were over 1.3 million vehicles licensed in Scotland and by 2017, the figure had more than doubled to more than 2.96 million vehicles - a rise of 125%.  The number of Electric and Hybrid Electric vehicles have increased in recent years and now account for 28,000 vehicles but still account for less than 1% of all licensed vehicles.  

Traffic volume trends for Scotland
Traffic Volume all roads Scotlandclick on graph to expand

Traffic volume in Scotland, as measured by vehicle kilometres driven on all Scottish roads, has risen by 21% since 1999.


See Scottish Transport Statistics for more detail.

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