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1050. Motor Vehicle Travel, by Type of Vehicle, and by Speed

[Travel in billions of vehicle-miles, except as indicated (1,110 represents 1,110,000,000,000). Travel estimates based on automatic traffic recorder data. Speed trend data for 1970-1975 were collected by several State highway agencies, normally during summer months; beginning Oct. 1975 all States have monitored speeds at locations on several highway systems Monitoring Program]

                         
Avg. miles per vehicle (1,000) Motor vehicle speed on rural interstate
 
Year Vehicle-miles of travel (bil.) Passenger vehicles Citations Avg. Percent of vehicles exceeding-
      recorded speed    
Total Cars Buses Trucks Cars Buses Trucks (1,000) 2 (miles/hour) 55 mph 60 mph 65 mph
                         
1970 1,110 917 4.5 186 10.3 12.0 9.9 200 63.8 87 69 44
1980 1,527 1,122 6.1 291 8.8 11.5 10.4 667 57.5 66 25 7
1981 1,555 1,144 6.2 296 8.9 11.5 10.2 3,048 57.9 68 30 9
1982 1,595 1,172 5.8 306 9.1 10.4 10.3 4,895 59.0 73 40 14
1983 1,653 1,204 5.2 328 9.1 8.9 10.5 7,856 59.1 74 41 15
1984 1,720 1,236 4.6 358 9.2 7.9 11.2 8,067 59.3 75 43 16
1985 1,775 1,256 4.5 391 9.4 7.5 10.5 8,449 59.5 75 44 17
1986 1,835 1,280 4.7 424 9.5 7.9 10.8 8,549 59.7 76 46 18
1987 1,921 1,325 5.3 457 9.7 8.9 11.1 7,992 59.7 74 46 19
1988 2,026 1,380 5.5 502 10.0 8.9 11.5 7,566 59.5 74 46 19
1989 2,096 1,412 5.7 536 10.2 9.1 11.7 7,488 60.1 77 49 22
1990 2,144 1,418 5.7 575 10.3 9.1 11.9 7,511 60.4 78 50 23
1991 2,172 1,367 5.8 649 10.3 9.1 12.2 7,594 59.9 76 48 21
1992 2,247 1,381 5.8 707 10.6 9.0 12.4 7,004 61.2 81 56 28
1993 2,296 1,385 6.1 746 10.5 9.4 12.4 6,433 60.8 78 51 24
1994 2,358 1,416 6.4 765 10.8 9.6 12.2 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1995 2,423 1,448 6.4 790 11.0 9.3 12.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1996 2,486 1,480 6.6 817 11.3 9.4 11.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1997 2,560 1,512 6.8 850 11.6 9.8 12.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1998 2,625 1,545 6.9 866 11.7 9.7 12.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)





NA Not available. 1 Includes motorcycles.
2 Citations issued for 55 mph violations.

Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary, annual. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/ohimstat.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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