Most of us know it - our roads are getting busier.
And now it’s official, according to Government experts.
Kirklees had its busiest ever year on the roads last year, according to a Department for Transport study. Drivers in the area clocked up a staggering 1,679 million miles - equivalent to driving around the world 67,500 times.
Motorists across the whole of the UK drove 1.68bn miles in vehicles around the country in 2014.
The Earth is about 93m miles from the Sun - meaning the mileage would be enough to make nine trips to our star and back. This total was a big jump of 6.1% on the previous year.
It was the busiest year on Kirklees’ roads in a data series going back to 1993. 2007 was the previous record, which was eclipsed in 2014 by just two million miles.
The borough was among a wide range of places around the UK that saw record traffic on the roads last year, including neighbouring Wakefield, as well as Essex, Leicestershire, Glasgow and Coventry.
A little over three-quarters of this distance was done in cars - roughly in-line with the national average.
Take a look at your pictures of barmy parkers in Kirklees below.
The distance travelled in Kirklees represented 0.5% of the 311bn miles travelled in vehicles in Britain last year. This total was the highest since 2008.
Rising new car registrations and longer lasting cars have also combined to push up the number of cars on the roads by more than 436,000,according to a new study by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
There are now almost 32m cars on the roads of the UK.
“With more cars bought and less scrapped in recent years, the total number on UK roads reached an all-time high last year,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.
OUR BUSY ROADS (Figures are millions of miles)