Data collected on one-way household trips by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Household Travel Survey show that the majority (59.4%) of vehicle trips in the US in 2017 were less than six miles. A vehicle trip is defined as one start and end movement from location to location in a single privately-operated vehicle regardless of the number of persons in the vehicle.
Three-fourths of all trips are ten miles or less. Another 8.4% of trips were between 11 and 15 miles, with the three longer trip distance categories about 5% each. Of all the trips, 95% were 30 miles or less.