With gas so cheap, area drivers driving more than ever
Americans drove more in the first quarter of 2015 than they have any other first quarter, the Department of Transportation reports. The previous record was set in 2006.
In the first three months of the year, U.S. driving increased over the same period in 2014 by 3.9 percent, nearly 35 billion miles. The number of miles driven jumped by 5 percent in the South Atlantic, a region that includes DC, Maryland and Virginia.
March also saw a 3.9 percent increase in miles driven, making it the nationês 13th consecutive month of increased growth in miles driven.Download Bulletin PDF