Remote work and the collapse of the travel and tourism industry during the coronavirus pandemic, kept American drivers off the road for the fewest miles last year — notching the fewest miles since 2001, according to the Department of Transportation.
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According to Reuters, drivers around the country accumulated 13.2% fewer miles in 2020 dropping 430.2 billion miles to 2.83 trillion total miles.
Road travel nationwide fell 10.3% in December after dropping 11.1% in November amid a winter COVID-19 surge.
Drivers logged 244.1 billion vehicle miles in the final month of 2020, a fall of 28.1 billion vehicle miles from the same month in 2019.
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