May’s Miles Driven Surpasses Last Year’s Figures

Travel on all roads and streets continued its steady climb in May 2017, increasing 2.2 percent, or 5.9 billion vehicle miles, compared to May 2016, according to the latest figures from the Federal Highway Administration. Month over month, miles driven slightly decreased by .4 percent.

Travel for the month is estimated to be 281.2 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative travel for the year is up 1.7 percent, or 21.2 billion vehicle miles, to an estimated 1,300.1 billion vehicle miles of travel.

On a year-over-year basis, all regions showed growth. The region representing the strongest growth was the West, up 3.2 percent.

Comparing month-over-month figures, all regions were up with the exception of the West. This region was down .4 percent. The strongest growth was in the Northeast, up 7.9 percent.

Year-over-year figures in millions:

RegionMay 2017May 2016Percent Change
North East39,39138,8211.5
South Atlantic60,58059,1482.4
North Central62,42761,5211.5
South Gulf56,84055,7132





This article is from glassBYTEs™, the free e-newsletter that covers the latest auto glass industry news. Click HERE to sign up—there is no charge. Interested in a deeper dive? Free subscriptions to Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine in print or digital format are available. Subscribe at no charge HERE.

This entry was posted in glassBYTEs Original Story and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *