U.S. motorists drove 4.2 percent more miles in July versus year-ago

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 11:50 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Motorists logged 283.7 billion miles on U.S. roadways in July, a 4.2 percent increase from the same month last year, according to federal data released Friday, extending a resurgence in traffic volumes that has helped buoy gasoline demand.

Overall, motorists have driven 3.6 percent more miles this year over last, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by James Dalgleish)