Fact #759: December 24, 2012
Rural vs. Urban Driving Differences
According to the National Household Travel Survey, those living in rural areas drive ten more miles in a day than those who live in cities. People living in the suburbs drive only about three to four more miles per day than those within the city. From 2001 to 2009, the total number of daily miles driven decreased by 12%, much of it due to decreases by the city and suburban drivers.
|Area||Miles||Percent Change 2001 - 2009|
|Source: National Household Travel Survey|