Car Accident Compensation: Brits 'Taking Fewer Road Trips'

Brits are putting themselves at less danger of motor vehicle accidents by taking fewer trips, official research has shown.

The Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey 2012 found the average person made 954 trips every year, compared with an average of 1,086 in the years from 1995 to 1997.¬† The number of trips Brits take instead is close to figures from the 1970s – from 1972 to 1973 the average person took 956 trips.

However, the average length of a trip has increased by 50% since the early 1970s, with the total distance travelled over the year growing by 49%. These longer trips could lead to car accident compensation claims – drivers are at greater risk of road accidents when travelling long distances.

Overall distance travelled has still fallen since 1995 to 1997, however, dropping by 4% to reach 6,691 miles, from 6,981 miles. This is a considerable fall from the 2005 peak of 7,208 miles.

The most popular transport choice in 2012 was a car, representing 64% of all trips taken and 78% of the total distance travelled. People are walking far less often, however – in 1995 to 1997, the average person made 292 walking trips annually, but in 2012 this fell to just 212. Public transport has also seen a slight rise in popularity, representing 11% of all trips in 2012, compared with just 9% in 1995 to 1997.

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