UK roads now have almost 40,000,000 vehicles.
The DVLA (Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency) figures show that as at 2011 the overall number of cars on the UK has increased by 1.8% compared to the year 2004, rising from 25,754,000 to approximately 26,208,000. However, the registrations of company cars have also increased sharply by 6.1% over the same period.
Registrations of company cars have increased sharply by 6.1% over the same period and now stand 3,142,000.
The new statistics also show that the number of private buyers registering new cars has dropped for the first time by 6.0%. In 2004, private motorists put 2,599,000 new cars on the road, compared with 2,443,000 in 2005.
Overall, there are 39,995,000 vehicles registered for use on UK roads including cars, vans, taxis, buses and trucks.
The UK is second only to Germany in European new car registrations.