surveys of car travel across the anglo-scottish border were carried out as part of a programme of research on long distance travel. this report presents results of three roadside surveys, carried out for seven day periods in april 1974, october 1974 and april 1975 on the southbound carriageway of the a74 road near lockerbie. a random selection of car drivers was interviewed and the traffic count and composition were monitored. car drivers whose journeys were not terminating south of the english/scottish border accounted for only 7 per cent of the sample and they were excluded from the results. of the remainder, 86 per cent were travelling more than 200 km. in total, about 20 000 drivers were surveyed during the three weeks; this represented 33 per cent of the total southbound movement by car. the analysis revealed that an average of 40 per cent of trans-border traffic originated within the glasgow pte area and that nearly half of the total car driver trips were made for holiday purposes; work and private travel took 37 and 15 per cent of the market respectively. the main difference between the april and october results was a doubling of the proportion of scottish holiday makers, resulting in a 30 per cent increase in the proportion of journeys to north west england in the autumn.(a)

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