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February 12, 2024, 9:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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According to an article by Susan Carpenter on Spectrum News 1, Americans drove more miles in 2023 than ever before.

Numbers from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reveal that travel increased by 2.2 percent compared to 2022. “The increase was driven by the end of work-from-home policies that began during the pandemic, as well as lower-cost gasoline. In 2023, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. was 40 cents lower than in 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.”

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