The statistics published throughout the year by a number of organisations show that on a whole Scots are travelling less but cars remain their favourite mode of transport, they are making fewer trips abroad but when they do they still opt for sunny Spain.
Some of the figures showed:
– Scottish residents made an average of 957 journeys in 2009 / 2010, down from 978 in 2007 / 2008, spending 15 days travelling per year.
– There had been a 1.7 per cent fall in the volume of traffic onScotland’s roads between 2009 and 2010.
– Around two thirds of journeys are by car / van.
– Expenditure on petrol and oil for motoring rose by 17 per cent between 2009 and 2010 and expenditure on Vehicle tax and insurance rose by 27 per cent.
– The numbers seriously injured on Scottish roads fell by 322 (14 per cent) to 1,964 in 2010
– Scottish residents made an estimated 3.6 million trips abroad in 2010, the lowest level since 2000
– The most popular destination for international flights was Spain, accounting for 16 per cent of passengers.