Online used car marketplace heycar analysed lockdown driving data to examine how it changed our driving habits and found:
Since lockdown started in March, the miles driven per year in the UK have dropped by more than 70%. heycar.co.uk calculated that we have ‘saved’ 43.2 billion miles - that’s 42.2 billion miles not driven in lockdown.
Please find a media bulletin and infographic with full stats below. Please cite the research with a backlink to heycar.co.uk.
*** Lockdown Numbers: The Decline in UK Driving***
Lockdown completely changed how often we drive. Online used car sales platform heycar were curious to find out how much it changed. So they did the research. They crunched the numbers then designed an infographic with their findings.
Here’s what they found:
Please help yourself to the infographic, or you can grab the stats alone. We just ask you to credit us via a backlink to heycar.co.uk.
Let us know if you have any questions, or any other calculations that could make the findings even more interesting, or relevant to your readers. I’d love to have a chat.
Contributing data & sources:
Since lockdown started, UK miles driven have dropped by more than 70%. Source: Waze/Motoring Research
In 2018, the average car in the UK drove 7,600 miles. Source: Department for Transport, National Travel Survey 2018
There were 32.5million passenger cars in the UK in 2018. Source: Statista
Statistics calculated using lockdown start of 23 March and calculated the ‘lockdown months’ of reduced driving as lasting 3 months (23 March - 23 June). Full data available on request