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Fact #4 from Twice the Time Now Spent in Traffic Congestion vs. 2010 (+2K Views)

We are driving more, but maybe enjoying it less. Americans drive nearly twice as many miles as they did in 1980, but miles of public roads have increased 6% and, as such, we spend more than twice as much time in traffic congestion as we did in 2010.


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Fact#4* Released: Aug. 2, 2012 Infrastructure

Simply maintaining those roads in their current state costs $101 billion a year. Drivers log an average of 13,476 miles per year, or 37 miles a day. The number of Americans with driver’s licenses increased 45 percent, from 145 million in 1980 to 210 million in 2010.

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