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Traffic surveys

Find out how to obtain traffic survey data from us and guidance on completing your own traffic survey.

The Traffic Survey Team undertakes automated traffic surveys to capture the speed, volume and classification of road traffic in Suffolk. The team always displays contact details on its equipment. They do not undertake traffic surveys on trunk roads.

Requesting existing data only

Existing data that the Traffic Survey Team has collected is available from at a charge of £40 plus VAT per set of data.

If you are interested in obtaining data, please provide the following information:

  • A plan showing the site in which you are interested.
  • The date in which you are interested.
  • The data you require, for example, volume; speed; classification (please note that these are each separate sets of data).

There will be no charge if we carry out a search and find that we do not hold the data you requested.

Requesting a traffic survey from us

The Traffic Survey Team can carry out speed, volume and classification traffic surveys at a charge of between £365 and £410 + VAT, depending on the type of survey requested and the characteristics of the survey site. This includes the cost of processing the data. Quotes can be provided for multiple sites.

If you are interested in obtaining a traffic survey from us, please send the following information to

  • A plan showing the site in which you are interested.
  • When you want the traffic survey carried out.
  • When you need the traffic survey data.
  • The traffic survey that you require, for example, volume; speed; classification (please note that these sets of data can be obtained from the same survey, but require separate processing and presentation of data, examples available on request).

For information, private companies also carry out traffic surveys in Suffolk. They should display their contact details on their equipment, and members of the public should use these to get in touch with them directly if they have any queries.

Private companies undertaking a traffic survey in Suffolk

If you wish to conduct a traffic survey in Suffolk:

  1. read our traffic survey guidance (PDF, 30KB)
  2. notify us in writing at least three days before the survey is due to start with the traffic survey notification form (Word, 45KB)