Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Drivers Stayed Off of the Roads

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 11.2%, or 33.2 billion vehicle miles, for July 2020, compared to July 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.

Overall travel for the month is estimated to be 262.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year went down by 15.7%, or 297.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,593.2 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 15.4%. The South-Atlantic region had the next highest percentage decrease in its miles driven, as it went down by 11.3%. The South-Gulf region had a decrease of 10.8% when compared to the same time period last year. The West region wasn’t too far behind the South-Atlantic region, as it went down by 10.4%. The North-Central region went down by 9.7%.

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

34.9

-15.4

South-Atlantic

57.0

-11.3

North-Central

60.0

-9.7

South-Gulf

52.7

-10.8

West

57.8

-10.4

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