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Drivers are clocking up the miles in Norfolk

Drivers are clocking up the miles in Norfolk

Published by Grace Mcgachy
6:00am 27th May 2019.

How many globetrotting trips drivers in Norfolk clocked last year.

We covered enough mileage on our roads last year to take us around the world hundreds of thousands of times.

Cars, taxis and lorries covered 5.7 billion miles in 2018.

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This was up 12% from nine years earlier, when some local authorities merged – one of the fastest rises in traffic nationwide.

But as road traffic rises across Great Britain, the walking and cycling charity Sustrans said the figures "call for urgent action" to protect public health from pollution.

Rachel White, head of public affairs said this over-reliance on cars is "damaging our health and our environment", with current transport policies not doing enough to promote sustainable modes of transport.

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Data shows that an average stretch of road in Norfolk sees 2,491 vehicles pass through it each day.

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