2020's car drivers covered the fewest miles on the Isle of Wight since 1993, according to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT).

The Covid-19 lockdown meant mileage from cars and taxis fell by 24 per cent here, compared to 2019.

Cars and taxis covered an estimated 267 million miles on the Island's roads in 2020, while 352 million miles were clocked up in 2019.

Across England, Scotland and Wales, miles driven in cars dropped by 25 per cent, which the DfT has attributed to the impact of coronavirus.

Of all the miles covered on the Isle of Wight in 2020, 79 per cent were by cars.

Overall miles (including by vans and lorries) fell by 22 per cent last year.