Car Driving Is At Its Lowest Level In 19 Years Due To COVID-19
Provided By - Video Elephant on February 26, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that drivers drove for 13.2% fewer miles in 2020.
American drivers accumulated 2.83 trillion miles in 2020, a decrease of 430.2 billion from the previous year.
This is the lowest amount of miles driven since 2001.
This decrease is largely due to an increase in the number of people who are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has also caused the collapse of the travel and tourism industry, meaning fewer people are on the road.
Road travel in the U.S. fell by 10.3% in December because of a winter surge in coronavirus cases