A survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released its results showing just how committed Americans are to their automobiles. The data is a sample from 5,774 randomly selected drivers nationwide that provided information about their daily driving habits from 2014-2015. Here are the eight most interesting findings from the survey:
- Americans travel nearly 10,900 miles and spend more than 290 hours on the road. This equates to seven 40-hour work weeks.
- On average, men drive 2,314 more miles than women and spend 18 percent more time behind the wheel.
- More than 86 percent of U.S. households have one car per driver and 28 percent have more cars than drivers.
- Drivers in the 30-49 age group drive the most miles; 13,506 miles annually.
- Those living in rural areas drive 2,458 more miles yearly than their city dwelling counterparts.
- Motorists in the Midwest and Southern regions log more miles than those living in the Northeast.
- Over 50 percent of driving in America is done in cars, followed by SUVs (20 percent), pickup trucks (17 percent) and vans (7.9 percent).
- On average, Americans more from October through December at 31.5 per day, and the least from January through March with 26.2 miles per day.
When you look at these statistics, it’s easy to see why car insurance is so vital. It truly is a numbers game. The more you drive, the more likely you are to have some type of incident. To make sure you’re appropriately protected contact your NEC insurance professional today or call Joe Bosse, President at 636.271.2481.
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