The PAP Car Panel is a random sample of about 1200 car owners who noted down their odometer readings during four consecutive months. In this way the kilometres travelled by various categories of drivers and cars were registered by motive (business, commuter, holiday, private) and by fuel type (petrol, diesel, LPG).
The last PAP survey was in 1999. It was stopped because of the low response.
The best way to continue this data collection is now under consideration. Possibilities are the National Travel Survey (NTS) and the data from the National Car Passport (NAP). In that database, the odometer readings of all cars that are overhauled is registered. Since 1 March 1999, registering the odometer reading is an obligatory part of the Ministry of Transport test.