U.S. drivers spend average 17,600 minutes driving each year
American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year, according to a survey from the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety. More than 87 percent of Americans aged 16 and older reported driving in the past year.
The amount of time the average driver spends behind the wheel each year is equivalent to seven 40-hour weeks at the office, said Jurek Grabowski, research director for the AAA Foundation.
The study also found:
« More than 86 percent of U.S. households have at least one car for every driver, and 28 percent have more cars than drivers.
« Drivers ages 30 to 49 drive an average of 13,506 miles annually, more than any other age group.
« More than 66 percent of total driving trips and nearly 62 percent of total miles driven are solo trips.Download Bulletin PDF