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Revised Data Shows Vehicle Miles Traveled Increased in 2013
"According to Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 'Highway Statistics,' an annual compilation of data from state Departments of Transportation, drivers traveled 2.99 trillion miles in 2013, the highest annual total since 2007 and the fourth-highest since such record keeping began in 1936," states the press release.
As noted in our January post on mileage data for the month of November 2014, "drivers logged 3.031 trillion miles [in 2007], the most in history. Our September post on estimates revealed "that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008."
The other finding on the number of motor vehicles operating on America's roads and highway in 2013 shows "the number increased to 255.9 million from 253.6 million the previous year, the biggest single-year increase since 2011."