Despite an increase in new vehicle sales, the total number of miles driven in the U.S. has decreased by .1% during the first half of this year. Now I know .1% may not sound like a lot, but it equates to 1.4 billion miles!
The Federal Highway Administration estimated that Americans drove 2.96 trillion miles in 2011, whereas that number dropped to 2.94 trillion last year. Interestingly enough, fewer young people find the need to get a driver’s license. I’m slightly baffled– isn’t that high point of turning 16?
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