Our roads are thronging with different forms of road transport, and there are new ways to get around all the time SO what are the main types of road transport available on the UK's roads today?
There are more than 30 million cars on the roads of the UK at the moment. The car is without a doubt our favourite method of transport, and is provides freedom for people throughout the country. The environmental impact of the car is well known, and the industry has been responding to climate change in recent years, with the development of hybrid cars. These run on a combination of fossil fuel and a renewable fuel, either biofuel or electricity. Hybrid card are currently slightly more expensive than traditional cars. However, the money is soon earned back, since they are cheaper to run.
The red London bus is an iconic image of UK public transport. Millions of people travel by bus every day in the UK. Hybrid technology is making headway in the bus industry as well. London has over 50 hybrid buses on the roads at the moment, which cut carbon emissions by up to 30%
Motorised scooters are a form of road transport which allow people with mobility difficulties to get around more easily. There are indoor versions, which are not suitable for outdoor transport. Outdoor models, however, are equipped with suspension and power steering, meaning that they can be used outside as well as in shopping centres. Running on electricity rather than fuel, motorised scooters give freedom back to people who cannot get about easily via other routes of road transport.
Road transport (British English) or road transportation (American English) is transport on roads of passengers or goods.