Coronavirus Impact Report: Americans Have Driven 60 Percent Less Since Stay-At-Home Order Began

Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus have led to an estimated 60 percent less driving in the U.S. since the shelter-at-home order began. As a result, vast amounts of greenhouse gases have been cut but so have millions of dollars in gas-tax revenues.

report issued Friday from the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis estimated that U.S. drivers went from traveling 103 billion miles in early March to 29 billion miles during the second week of April. The report used data from Streetlight Data, a company that tracks transportation behavior, and estimates that each state reduced its vehicle miles traveled by at least 60 percent.