Miles driven continued to climb in July. The figure was up 4.2 percent, or 11.4 billion vehicle miles, for July 2015 over the same month in the prior year. In June, miles driven grew by 3.9 percent year-over-year. This is according to the latest numbers from The Federal Highway Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Travel for July 2015 is estimated to be 283.7 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 3.6 percent, or 63.4 billion vehicle miles, to 1,820.3 billion.
Comparing month-over-month figures, the South Atlantic region showed the highest increase, up 5.2 percent, followed by the Northeast, up 5 percent. The slightest increase came in the West, up 0.7 percent.
Looking at year-over-year figures, the South Gulf region displayed the highest increase, up 5.1 percent, followed by the South Atlantic region, up 5 percent. The slightest incline came from in Northeast, up 2.5 percent.
Month-over-month figures in millions:
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