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November 6, 2003 12:00 AM

Government figures released today show that traffic on British roads has risen by 1.5% in the third quarter of 2003 compared with the same period last year, with a staggering increase of 6% in light van traffic.

Commenting on these figures, John Thurso MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary, said:

"The remorseless rise in traffic is the clearest statement of the failure of the Government's transport plans.

"These figures cannot be swept under the carpet any longer. The Government must come clean and tell us how they will achieve their targets of reducing traffic and congestion."

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