“From World War II until just a few years ago, the number of miles driven annually on Americas roads steadily increased. Then, at the turn of the century, something changed: Americans began driving less. By 2011, the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004. The trend away from driving has been led by young people. From 2001 to 2009, the average annual number of vehicle miles traveled by young people (16 to 34-year-olds) decreased from 10,300 miles to 7,900 miles per capitaa drop of 23 percent. The trend away from steady growth in driving is likely to be long-lastingeven once the economy recovers. Young people are driving less for a host of reasonshigher gas prices, new licensing laws, improvements in technology that support alternative transportation, and changes in Generation Ys values and preferencesall factors that are likely to have an impact for years to come.”
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