Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Drivers Aren’t Taking to the Roads

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 13%, or 36.5 billion vehicle miles, for June 2020, compared to June 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Month-over-month miles driven went up by 15.6% when compared to May 2020. Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 244.7 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went down by 16.6%, or 264.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,331.2 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, all of the regions saw decreases in its miles driven. The Northeast region had the largest decrease, as its percentage went down by 19.2%. The West region had the next highest percentage decrease in its miles driven, as it went down by 13.7%. The South-Atlantic region had a decrease of 12.3% when compared to the same time period last year. The North-Central region wasn’t too far behind the South-Atlantic region, as it went down by 12%. The South-Gulf region went down by 9.9%.

The chart below was provided by the FHA and features year-over-year figures in billions:

Region

2020 Total Travel in Billions of Miles

Percentage Change from 2019

Northeast

31.1

-19.2

South-Atlantic

52.9

-12.3

North-Central

55.0

-12.0

South-Gulf

51.3

-9.9

West

54.4

-13.7

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