Signs on the Road to Peak Auto

Driving records don't tell us much until you control for the rising population.

Peak. Auto.

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Americans drove 282.3 billion miles in June, the Federal Highway Administration reported Monday. That set a record. If normal seasonal patterns hold, we'll find out next month that it was broken again in July. After a rare dip during and after the Great Recession, driving is back, big time:

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