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Young Americans are driving less
Posted By Amanda Bayhi On April 25, 2013 @ 11:30 am In Featured Articles,News & Analysis | No Comments
Though traffic congestion has been on the rise since January, vehicle miles driven in America are nowhere near their pre-recession levels.
In fact, according to a Frontier Group report, Americans drove about 6 percent fewer miles per year in 2011 than in 2004.
The report points to young Americans as top drivers of the trend, noting that the average annual number of miles 16- to 34-year-olds drove dropped 23 percent between 2001 and 2009.
According to Frontier Group, the trend of driving less is probably long-lasting.
The report attributes several factors to the decline of miles driven among young people, including:
For a more in-depth look at why young Americans are driving less, check out Frontier Group’s full report.
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