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Transport > Road Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Cars > Hybrid vehicles 25,370
Ranked 4th.
434,498
Ranked 2nd. 17 times more than United Kingdom

Cars > Hybrid vehicles per million people 401.25
Ranked 5th.
1,384.13
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United Kingdom

Expressway length 3,519 km
Ranked 13th.
76,334 km
Ranked 2nd. 22 times more than United Kingdom
Length of motorways per capita 24.65 mm
Ranked 25th. 2 times more than United States
10.21 mm
Ranked 36th.
Motor vehicles per 1000 people 519
Ranked 34th.
797
Ranked 3rd. 54% more than United Kingdom
Motorway density 97.03 m of motorway per square km
Ranked 37th. 12 times more than United States
7.79 m of motorway per square km
Ranked 18th.
Motorway length 6,016 km
Ranked 11th.
75,008 km
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom
Public road per capita 6.77 m
Ranked 22nd.
21.69 m
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Radar detector legality Legal Law varies from state to state, but detectors are generally legal in private vehicles under the Communications Act of 1934 and illegal in commercial vehicles by DOT regulation ( 49 CFR 392.71 ). Exceptions:
Road density 1,733 m of road per square km
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than United States
668 m of road per square km
Ranked 19th.

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Hybrid electric vehicle (Top national markets for hybrid electric vehicles between 2007 and); Wikipedia: Hybrid electric vehicle (Top national markets for hybrid electric vehicles between 2007 and). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by road network size; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; Wikipedia: List of OECD countries by road network size (Motorway network) ("Selected year 2006 road traffic data" . OECD International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD).); Wikipedia: Radar detector (Legality) ("Radar Speed Trap Warning Apparatus (Licence)" . Hansard . 1967-03-02 . Retrieved 2010-04-25 . "a pocket-sized instrument is being produced by Marchant House Limited of New Street, Oadby, Leicester, to be used in motor vehicles to give instant warning of a police radar speed trap ... Anyone wishing to use this type of apparatus would require a licence under the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949. The firm in question has recently been informed that I am not prepared to issue a licence for such purposes")

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