Americans traveled 12.3% more on roads in November 2021 than in November 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers.
Seasonally adjusted, 279.4 billion miles were traveled in November 2021, an increase of 11.3% or 28.3 billion vehicle miles over November 2020. This also represents a 1.6% increase in or 4.4 billion more vehicle miles compared to October 2021.
All U.S. regions saw an increase in miles driven for November 2021 compared to November 2020. The largest increase was 14.4% in the North Central with 58.2 billion vehicle miles. The West region saw an increase of 11.7% and 57.3 billion vehicle miles. The South Atlantic’s 12.7% increase is for 60.3 billion vehicle miles. The Northeast region experienced a 12.9% increase and 35.1 billion vehicle miles. The South Gulf’s 56.6 billion vehicle miles is a 9.9% increase.