Motorists encouraged to follow travel guidance

Motorists across Scotland are being encouraged to continue to follow travel guidance and advice as restrictions on daily life continue to be eased.

The latest available travel data reveals the demand for transport is increasing - more people are returning to work as more businesses open up, and as restrictions on travel are lifted it is likely more people are taking leisure trips by car.

The average number of daily trips are much closer to the baseline average of 2.7 daily trips per person.

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Traffic Scotland Operator Manager Douglas Cairns said: 

"We use a number of different technologies to monitor traffic flows throughout Scotland. As people are returning back to work, we're seeing a gradual rise around urban routes such as Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

"We're also seeing a slight rise in traffic flows and volumes as people enjoy the countryside and are venturing further afield as restrictions ease. So it's vitally important that people always plan ahead, check where they are going and how they are going to get around the country without impacting others. 

"You can play your part by reducing the need to travel, for example working from home, staying local for shops and services, and choosing active travel wherever possible." 

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