Thursday, July 10, 2014

Driving update for July 2014: Yuki

Last night, my car Yuki turned over 221,000 miles just before I pulled her into my driveway, which is where her odometer sits right now.  That means it's time to update my miles driven since Driving update for April 2014: Yuki.

It's been 88 days since Yuki passed 220,000 miles on April 12, 2014.  The result is that my rate of driving increased to 11.36 miles/day and 346.59 miles per month.  Those are quite a lot more than the 8.77 miles/day and 267.54 miles/month from the last update.  However, they're less than I drove during the comparable period last year, when it took me 81 days to drive 1000 miles between April and July for averages of 12.35 miles/day and 376.5 miles/month.  Yay!  I'm down year over year!

It turns out that I'm bucking the national trend, which Calculated Risk reported was Vehicle Miles Driven increased 1.8% year-over-year in April.
Travel on all roads and streets changed by 1.8% (4.6 billion vehicle miles) for April 2014 as compared with April 2013.
Here's the relevant graph.

People may be driving more than last year, but peak driving still happened in December 2007.

Finally, the July 2013 update was exactly a year ago, so I can calculate miles per year, month, and day much more precisely.  I drove 4,000 miles in exactly one year and averaged 333.33 miles/month and 10.96 miles/day.  Now I have to go back and estimate the miles per year from July to July for the two years before that.  Later.  I have to drive to work.

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