How Much Do You Drive Every Day? AAA Says Average Is About 30 Minutes

How long is your commute?

AAA says the average American drives almost 30 miles a day and spends 46 minutes behind the wheel. The auto club just finished studying people’s driving habits and found that factors such as age, sex, and education also influence how far and how long they drive. Michele Harris is AAA’s director of traffic safety culture. She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that women take more trips, but men drive more miles.

You can read the American Driver Survey report here. For a more condensed version, read this fact sheet.

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.   Follow @patbwdet

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