AAA American Driving Survey Reveals 15 Key Findings

AAA American Driving Survey Reveals 15 Key Findings

Among the key findings are that American drivers travelled nearly 10,900 miles on average and spent more than 290 hours on the road, and more than 87.5 percent of Americans aged 16 years and older reported driving in the past year.

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Property Casualty 360 reported the recent findings from the 2014-2015 American Driving Survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Here are 15 key findings from the survey, released on Sept. 8th:

  1. American drivers travelled nearly 10,900 miles on average and spent more than 290 hours on the road.
  2. More than 87.5 percent of Americans aged 16 years and older reported driving in the past year.
  3. On average, men report driving 2,314 more miles than women per year and spend 18 percent more time behind the wheel.
  4. More than 86 percent of U.S. households have at least one car for every driver in the home, and 28 percent report having more cars than drivers.
  5. Seniors over the age of 75 drive fewer miles (5,840 annually) than teenagers (7,551 annually).
  6. Drivers who report living in rural areas drive more miles (13,029 annually) compared to drivers who live in cities or towns (10,571 annually).
  7. Motorists in the Midwest and Southern regions drive more (11,295 miles annually) compared to those in the Northeast (9,328 miles annually).
  8. More than 50 percent of miles driven by Americans are done in cars, followed by SUVs (20 percent), pickup trucks (17 percent) and vans (7.9 percent).
  9. More than 66 percent of total driving trips and nearly 62 percent of total miles driven are done by drivers without a passenger in the vehicle.
  10. On average, Americans drive the most during the fall (October through December) at 31.5 miles daily and drive the least during the winter (January through March) at 26.2 miles daily.
  11. Fewer drivers drove on weekends than on weekdays.
  12. Among adults aged 18 and older, those who are married were significantly more likely to be drivers than were those who were never married or widowed.
  13. The average number of drivers per household was 1.8, and the average number of vehicles per household was 2.1.
  14. Overall, drivers reported making approximately 2.1 driving trips on any given day, driving an average of 29.8 miles and spending an average of 48.4 minutes driving.
  15. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the driving-aged population increased by approximately 1 percent from 2014 to 2015.

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