December 2013 Miles Driven Climb

The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released the newest numbers for miles driven in December 2013, showing an increase of 1.1 percent, or 2.7 billion vehicle miles, compared to December 2012.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 240.3 billion vehicle miles. The cumulative estimate for the year is 2,972.3 billion vehicle miles.

Comparing year-over-year figures, the West showed the most growth at 3.2 percent, followed by the South Atlantic at 2.6 percent. The Northeast saw the biggest decline at -1.1 percent.

Comparing December 2013 to November 2013, the Northeast saw the highest gain at 4.2 percent, followed by the West at 1.4 percent. The sharpest decline occurred in the SouthGulf, down 2.5 percent

Region December 2013 December 2012 Percent Change
Northeast 35,513 35,914 -1.1
South Atlantic 50,496 49,217 +2.6
North Central 52,655 52,784 -0.2
SouthGulf 46,296 46,076 +0.5
West 55,369 53,650 +3.2
Total 240,332 237,638 +1.1

 

Region December 2013 November 2013 Percent Change
Northeast 35,513 34,097 +4.2
South Atlantic 50,496 50,215 +0.6
North Central 52,655 53,173 -1.0
SouthGulf 46,296 47,450 -2.5
West 55,369 54,607 +1.4
Total 240,332 239,545 +0.3

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