U.S. Drivers Decrease Miles Driven in June by 1.4 Percent from Last Year
September 23, 2011

Vehicle travel on the nation's roadways dropped 1.4 percent in June 2011, compared with the same month of the previous year. The number of miles driven dropped from 262.9 billion to 259.1 billion for June 2011, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

May travel had dropped 1.9 percent from the previous year.

Vehicle travel by region followed suit, with drops occurring throughout the United States. The greatest decrease, however, was seen in the South Gulf, which topped national numbers with a 2.0 percent drop from last year (see chart below for more).

Vehicle Miles Driven by Region
(in millions)

Region June 2010 June 2011 Percent Change
Northeast
38,681
38,227
-1.2 percent
South Atlantic
55,964
54,984
-1.8 percent
North Central
61,137
60,363
-1.3 percent
South Gulf
49,683
48,689
-2.0 percent
West
57,428
56,862
-1.0 percent
Total
262,894
259,123
-1.4 percent


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