(WKRG) — Alabama is the most car-dependent state in the U.S., according to a study released Tuesday by CoPilot.
The survey looked at travel patterns, vehicle-miles traveled, and vehicle ownership. Researchers at CoPilot used data from the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop a composite measure based on the annual vehicle-miles traveled per licensed driver (40%), the average number of vehicles per household (30%), the number of licensed drivers per 1,000 residents in the driving age population (15%), and the proportion of working adults with at least one vehicle available (15%).
Out of all U.S. states, Alabama is the most car-dependent. Here is a summary of the data:
Annual vehicle-miles traveled per licensed driver:
Alabama – 17,817
USA average – 14,263
Average number of vehicles per household
Alabama – 1.09
USA average – 0.87
Licensed drivers per 1k driving-age population
Alabama – 1,022
USA average – 868
Proportion of working adults with at least one vehicle available
Alabama – 97.8%
USA average – 95.7%
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