Car traffic grew by 2% to 252.6 Billion miles last year, the biggest distance ever recorded by the DoT.
We travelled 2.2% more on UK roads last year to a combined 323.7 Billion miles, as counted by sensors.
As expected, vans were the biggest mileage users and they went up 4.7% in distance travelled while lorries decreased 0.2%.
Pushbikes shot up 23% in a decade and our motorways are now coping with a 10% rise since 2007.
Motorways and major roads took a third of all vehicles journeys.
RAC roads policy spokesman Nick Lyes said, “These figures underline the importance in having a road network that is truly fit for purpose – and a reminder to whoever forms the next government that investment must be sustained to support further economic growth, and to provide roads that deliver safe, reliable journeys for every UK motorist.
“Local roads are also seeing traffic growth and many are struggling to cope with a depressing combination of congestion and potholes. This is a constant source of frustration for millions of private and business motorists every day. The RAC believes that a strategic plan which includes longer term, ring-fenced funding is needed and that it recognises the vital role local roads play in moving people and goods around the country.”