Traffic crawls on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278), July 1, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Officials from th
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By David Shepardson / Reuters
August 22, 2016

U.S. drivers logged a record 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2016, up 3.3% over the same period in 2015, the Transportation Department said Monday.

Low U.S. fuel prices, more fuel-efficient vehicles and declining unemployment rates are among the factors boosting U.S. driving, experts have said. The previous record for the first half of the year was 1.54 trillion miles driven last year.

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