Miles Driven: November Numbers Show Americans Continue Mileage Increase Over 2020

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.

November 2021 saw 29.2 billion more vehicle miles logged than November 2020. Travel for November 2021 was approximately 267.5 billion vehicle miles.

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.

According to the FHA, cumulative travel in 2021 changed to 11.2% or 298.1 billion vehicle miles, and the estimated cumulative so far for the year is 2,960.3 billion vehicle miles.

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.


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