Americans Drove a Record Number of Miles Last Year

Drivers travelled a record number of miles on U.S. roads last year, according to new federal data.

The Department of Transportation on Friday released estimates showing that vehicle-miles traveled on public roads in the U.S. during 2018 totaled 3.2 trillion, the highest level on record.

Last year’s figure marked a 12.2 billion mile increase over the previous year and the fifth consecutive year that vehicle-miles travelled in the nation topped 3 trillion.