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Total miles traveled on all roads and streets were an estimated 258.7 billion miles in October, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports. This is a 2.3% increase from the 252.9 billion miles traveled in October of 2012.

Miles Driven Change

The rolling 12 month total of vehicle miles driven is 2.970 trillion miles. That is 2.3% below the high of 3.039 trillion miles in November of 2007.

Miles Driven 600x375 Vehicle Miles Driven Up 2.3% Y/Y In October

Vehicle Miles Driven 600x375 Vehicle Miles Driven Up 2.3% Y/Y In October

The map from the release shows that, year over year, travel increased in all U.S. regions in October. Miles driven increased the most from a year ago in the West region.

Map 600x400 Vehicle Miles Driven Up 2.3% Y/Y In October