October 29, 2013

Where Do People Drive?

I don't drive as much as the average American.   I've put about 50,000 miles on my car in the past 6.5 years so that averages out to only about 8,000 miles a year.   I believe the typical American drivers more like 14,000 miles a year.

Id' assume that driving to work and back is a big reason people put miles on their cars.     But where else do they log all those miles? 

I found 2009 data in a Summary of Travel Trends 2009 National Household Travel Survey document from the DoT.

I'm actually surprised that commuting for work is only at 19% of the total.   But I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.   That would equate to about a 10 mile round trip commute for most people.


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