The number of vehicles on U.K. roads increased by 52,000 in 2009, with the Ministry for Transport saying the 0.1% uptick was the lowest year-on-year growth since 1991, when the number of registrations declined. There were 34.3 million vehicles registered in the U.K. in the year. Car licenses rose 0.2%, while heavy-duty-vehicle registrations slipped 3.8%. Some 2.4 million vehicles registered for the first time, down 11.3%, or 300,000 units, from prior-year. It was the lowest number of ...

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