Tuesday, 01 September 2020 18:12

Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Drivers Aren’t Taking to the Roads

Written by Emmariah Holcomb, glassBYTEs.com

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 13%, or 36.5 billion vehicle miles, for June 2020 compared to June 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Month-over-month miles driven went up by 15.6% when compared to May 2020. Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 244.7 billion vehicle miles.


Cumulative travel for the year went down by 16.6%, or 264.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,331.2 billion vehicle miles of travel.


On a year-over-year basis, all of the regions saw decreases in miles driven. The Northeast region had the largest decrease, as its percentage went down by 19.2%. The West region had the next highest percentage decrease in its miles driven, as it went down by 13.7%. The South-Atlantic region had a decrease of 12.3% when compared to the same time period last year. The North-Central region wasn’t too far behind the South-Atlantic region, as it went down by 12%. The South-Gulf region went down by 9.9%.


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