U.S. driving up 3.3% in first half of 2016, says DOT
U.S. driving reached 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2016, beating the previous record of 1.54 trillion miles set last year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. This yearês total is equal to about 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto.
The new data show that more than 282.3 billion miles were driven in June alone, a slight increase over June 2015. All five regions of the country increased their driving.Download Bulletin PDF