Britons are making fewer journeys

Tuesday 30 July 2013 22:07
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Britons are venturing outside their homes less, government figures have revealed.

The average person made 954 trips within Britain on all forms of transport – including walking – last year compared with 1,086 in a comparable period between 1995 to 1997, statistics show.

The average distance travelled in 2012 was 6,691 miles, which was 4 per cent lower than in 1995-97.

The Department for Transport said the average annual mileage per car decreased as the number of cars per household rose. The average figure for 2012 was 8,200 miles, compared with 9,200 miles in 2002.

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