The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the average American driver is behind the wheel more than 17,600 minutes each year. That is equal to seven 40-hour workweeks.

The foundation’s American Driving Survey provides a comprehensive record of Americans’ driving habits. Of those who are driving age and older, 87.5 percent say they have driven in the last year. The survey found that drivers average around 10,900 miles a year, spending more than 290 hours traveling.

It was also discovered that the total number of miles driven during 2015 rose 2.4 percent from 2014 to 2.45 trillion miles total amongst all drivers. If you or a family member are in a car accident contact the experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers today to find out about your legal options.

Other findings include:

  • Men spend more time driving and travel more miles.
  • More than 86 percent of households own one or more cars for each driver in the home; 28 percent say they have more cars than they do drivers.
  • Seniors drive fewer miles than teenagers, 5,840 miles versus 7,551 miles. Those ages 30-49 drive the most, with 13,506 miles per year.
  • Rural motorists drive more than urban and suburban drivers, with 13,029 miles per