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December 2018 Traffic Volume Trends
- Travel on all roads and streets changed by 0.7% (1.9 billion vehicle miles) for December 2018 as compared with December 2017. Travel for the month is estimated to be 268.4 billion vehicle miles.
- The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for December 2018 is 271.3 billion miles, a 1.1% (2.9 billion vehicle miles) increase over December 2017. It also represents 1.1% increase (2.9 billion vehicle miles) compared with November 2018.
- Cumulative Travel for 2018 changed by 0.4% (12.2 billion vehicle miles). The cumulative estimate for the year is 3,224.9 billion vehicle miles of travel.
- Estimated Vehicle-Miles of Travel by Region - December 2018 - (in Billions)
- Change in Traffic as compared to same month last year.
- All data for this month are preliminary. Revised values for the previous month are shown in Tables 1 and 2.
- All vehicle-miles of travel computed with Highway Statistics 2016 Table VM-2 as a base.
- Compiled with data on hand as of February 8, 2019.
- Some historical data were revised based on HPMS and amended TVT data as of December 2016.
- For information on total licensed drivers in the U.S. visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.htm. Select the year of interest then Section III (Driver Licensing).
- For information on total registered motor vehicles in the U.S., visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.htm. Select the year of interest and Section II (Motor Vehicles).
- Seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled removes seasonal changes allowing month-to-month, year-to-year trend comparisons.
- Travel Trends (December 2018)
- Individual Monthly Motor Vehicle Travel in the U.S. for December 2018
- Changes on Rural Arterial Roads by Region and State
- Changes on Urban Arterial Roads by Region and State
- Changes on All Estimated Roads by Region and State
- Volume Trends - Rural
- Volume Trends - Urban
- Figure 1 - Moving 12-Month Total on All Highways
- Figure 2 - Travel on U.S. Highways By Month
- Figure 3 - Seasonally Adjusted Vehicle Miles Traveled
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Page last modified on March 21, 2019