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### How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Just a bit of curiosity... I drive for a living, so 3-400 miles a day is average... I understand the extent to some people's driving is just commuting to/from work, but anyhow, how much do you drive on average everyday, and as a sidebar question, what's the farthest you've driven?

Currently, 415+ miles a day on my 4 day run to Billings from Seattle.
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ajd1992
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive 6 miles to school and 6 back. I don't really go places in the car anymore, it's more by bus (mainly for the fact my dad doesn't want to drive me!)

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I'd say an average for me is 25-30 miles per day. So that equals less than a gallon of gas a day.   Gotta love the Civic.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

ORLY?
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

ive had my car for 6 years.

when i got it, it had 8,000 miles on it. now it has 216,000.

that's an average of 95 miles per day.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive approximately 35.000 kilometers per year, one some days I drive a lot, on other days not.

 Quoting Greyhound (Thread starter):and as a sidebar question, what's the farthest you've driven?

My personal record is from last year, I drove 508 kilometers on one day:

- 21 kilometers to work
- 21 kilometers back home
- 24 kilometers to my parents (to get a proper car)
- 77 kilometers to a friend
- 192 kilometers to Hanover to watch football there
- 192 kilometers back to my friend's place

No question that I was badly in need of a beer when we arrived back at my friend's apartment.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Since I am a proffesional driver (at least my boss tells me that I am supposed to be) I usually do 6-700 miles a day and around 2400-3000 miles a week. The farthest I have driven in one stretch, was from Park Rapids, MN to Suffolk, VA. It was around 1500 miles, and almost 24 hours. I stopped once to get fuel, food, and do something else. In my 16 years of driving, I have about 1.4 million miles, 1 at fault accident (backing up and nailed a brand new van that was in my blind spot), and 1 moving violation in the last 5 years.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Being a bus driver, I drive about 450km a day right now. Partly highway and partly city driving.

The farthest I've driven in one stretch would be from Vancouver to Edmonton non-stop (other then gas, pee and food breaks) which is about 1200km.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

About 25 miles back and forth work...errands vary, but usually under 5 miles.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Being a home delivery driver for www.tesco.com I can drive about 120-150 miles a day depending on how many deliveries I have to make and where abouts they are. We can do 50 mile round trips though. Might not seem like a lot to some of you guys but it keeps me busy.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting STLGph (Reply 4):when i got it, it had 8,000 miles on it. now it has 216,000. that's an average of 95 miles per day.

So many salons, so little time.

A true mean average is 49.3 mi/day. (~90K miles @ 5 yrs). But on a typical day, 16 mi to work, 16 mi home and 45-100 mi/shift depending on what I gotta do, but that's in someone else's ride.

Go3Team
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

That's pretty high considering the roads and traffic you guys have here.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):That's pretty high considering the roads and traffic you guys have here.

Absolutely, when I lived in Germany I drove about 1500km a week as a CSR for an electronics factory, and driving 1500km in Europe is alot different then driving 1500km in these parts.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Every weekend, I drive 120 Miles (~193.12km) one way from Bowling Green (near Toledo) to Cleveland, Ohio. Round trip, is double that amount, 240 Miles (~386.24km).

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I have clients all over the Sacramento metro area so my job requires me to drive A LOT. On average I'll probably have to drive around 100 to 150 miles for work. . .   And now the gas price in CA is just waaay too much

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Not nearly enough!! At the very tender age of 50, I finally got my driver's license and I'm hooked!! Unfortunately, living on a 20-mile long island somewhat limits my desire for a real "road trip"!!!
AND, since I've only been driving for about 3 weeks now, I'm seriously not ready to attempt driving in the USA.....we drive on the left at 35kph.....y'all don't!!!

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Typically not much at all. School and stores are both reasonably close, so most of the time I prefer to just walk.

I do love to drive though, and I'm a big fan of the road trip. Longest trip by myself was just last week; did about 625km in 7 hours.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

10 mi to school roundtrip. thats about it

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive 8500 miles a year on average or 23 miles a day (thats about 1.2 gallons a day) . I do make trips to Ocala, Orlando and Daytona from my Rockledge apartment.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Around 30-35 Km a day normal routine to and from work.
Longest in one shot (single day 1637 Km Yellowknife, NT to Fort McMurray, AB)
Longest haul (Yellowknife-Ft McMurray-Lethbridge-Cheyenne-Oklahoma City) 4546 Km stay 4 days and then (Oklahoma City-Sioux Falls-Saskatoon-Peace River-Yellowknife) 4515 Km
Other than moving across the country a few times (on gov't moves you only need to do 8 hours of driving)

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive about 75-90 miles a day, depending on what I do after work (which is 60 miles there and back in itself).

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Usual daily return commute, about 35 km (21.7 mi).

The longest I have driven by myself in one day in NZ is about 650 km (404 mi), Hawera to Wellington, fast ferry crossing of Cooks Strait and then from Picton to Christchurch.

I did a road trip with two friends in the US and our longest drive in one day was from Whitefish, MT to Seattle, about 875 km (544 mi)
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I have a short 15 km round trip commute in Calgary... so I am lucky.

Longest drive was Smithers BC to Calgary via Edmonton... which adds another 300 km to the drive, for a total of about 1500 km in one day.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Greyhound (Thread starter):Just a bit of curiosity

Six miles each way to work everyday. Various errands, and some trips of 100 - 400 miles fairly regurlary.

 Quoting Greyhound (Thread starter): and as a sidebar question, what's the farthest you've driven?

Pittsburgh to Green Bay. I don't know how far it was, but that was one long, boring Sunday.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):.....we drive on the left at 35kph.....

Not the Bermuda cabs I've been in!

I've cut myself down to 70 miles per day since i've gotten old. It used to be double that.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Imisspiedmont (Reply 24):Not the Bermuda cabs I've been in!

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting IAH777 (Reply 10):So many salons, so little time

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Right now it's close to nothing, some 10-20 km/day. My 10 month old G6 has only 14600 km on the odometer.
I the past it was quite different, I used to drive between 60-70000 km a year.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

My commute into the office is about 25 miles each way, against traffic thankfully (I live in downtown/near east side Cleveland, OH, the office is in Chesterland) -- but trips to Dayton, Ann Arbor, and Detroit aren't as infrequent as I would prefer [driving down to DAY tomorrow, back up on Thursday, then to Vermillion on Friday

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive a wagon from Leeds to Southampton docks and back every day, which is 470 miles round trip, plus another 30 miles round trip from home to work and back, so that's 500 miles per day, or 120,000 miles per year (less holidays).

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

10-25 Km a day.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Average driving day:
20 miles back
15 miles to work
15 miles back

My average driving day is about 70 miles. Usually it ends up being more because of errands, etc.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive about 10/15 miles a day depending if I need to pick up a Doudi after work or not.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I average about 300 miles (420 km) daily, or about 2000 miles weekly. My longest one day drive was 915 miles from Long Valley, NJ, ( my home at the time) to East St. Louis, Missouri. Over the last thirty years, I've driven about 3 million miles, with no chargeable accidents and only two moving violations. Funny thing about the cars I drive for business. If it has less than 100,000 miles on it, I don't really trust it, but those with very high mileage, say 250,000 + I trust implicitly, as long as I know they've been maintained properly. Most people who do not have the experience with high mileage cars I do feel just the opposite.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Daily return commute to work is roughly 20kms (12miles). Each week I would on average drive 140kms (includes both daily commute and weekend driving). Longest day drive is 401kms, Wellington - Palmerston North - Wanganui - Wellington.

 Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 14):And now the gas price in CA is just waaay too much

Whats the current price, as I'm doing a CA road trip in August.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

The commute I had until recently was about 70 miles each day. Now that I'm doing BTS field work I've had anywhere between 70 to 150 miles a day.

Longest drive in a day was probably between Charlotte, NC to NYC, around 630 miles (made stops for gas and toilet).

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

About 8 miles round trip to work 6 or 7 days per week.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 7):Being a bus driver, I drive about 450km a day right now. Partly highway and partly city driving. The farthest I've driven in one stretch would be from Vancouver to Edmonton non-stop

ACDC8... who do you drive for? I get up into Vancouver, B.C. every now and then.... on the local runs I stop through Coquitlam first.

To answer the farthest I've driven job wise.... 600 miles in two separate trips: Billings, MT to St. Regis, MT and St. Regis, MT to Spokane, WA.

In my car, Seattle-Stanfield, OR-SLC-Las Vegas-Flagstaff-Miami, AZ..... about 1600 miles in 30 hours.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Greyhound (Reply 37):ACDC8... who do you drive for? I get up into Vancouver, B.C. every now and then.... on the local runs I stop through Coquitlam first.

I drive for BC Transit, but I live up in the Okanagan. How do you like Greyhound?
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

Until recently, I used to drive 50 to 70 kms per day at a minimum ... mostly highway. With my new job, I take the subway to work and my poor Jetta (I call her 'Naomi') sits in my driveway day after day. It's sad having feelings for a machine, but I kinda miss her.

Sometimes I take her for a joyride just for fun.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting 777ER (Reply 34):Whats the current price, as I'm doing a CA road trip in August.

My family in LA says it's about \$3.45/gallon (cars average 14 gallons). And in San Francisco, it's about \$3.64. In Sacramento area, it's about \$3.54.

P.S. Gas price usually goes up during summer.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Greyhound (Thread starter):Currently, 415+ miles a day on my 4 day run to Billings from Seattle.

That's about what I drove when I ran long haul coaches on intercity trips. Typical run would be Tucson to LA with mandatory rest breaks at Blythe, CA and another somewhere west of Palm Desert or Indio, CA. Sometimes we'd make the trip during the day, other times we'd run overnight-dependant on the customer's needs. Most of the time we'd have a Van Hool T2100/T2145 but we often had one of the older 40 footers. Does Greyhound have governors on their coaches? Our were set at 70 mph which was just about right. Daytime runs kept us pretty much in the slow travel lane but at night time we were often passing up just about every other vehicle on the interstate running flat out. Of course, that was at or below the posted and safe limit.

Personally, if I drive to the park and ride my commute is about 8 miles round trip. If I drive into town it's about 25 miles.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

i got my car june 2006 w/4 miles on it.
now its pushing 19k
on avg i do about 45 miles a day but ive done way too many road trips...

furthest ive driven in a day is ~1k miles (vanderbilt->naples)

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I haven't been driving much lately... but when I was still it school, I drove some 80km every day

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive 40 miles each way to work and back on a weekday.

Weekends it depends which airport I'm going to that weekend.

Furthest I've driven in a day is from IAH to Tuscaloosa, AL.

Furthest I've driven in 1 trip with overnights was from BWI to IAH and back again over 2 weeks. The rental car was taken out of inventory for servicing when I got back to BWI, because of the mileage I had done!

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

At the minute, I walk to work and back as my officew is only 10 minutes walk away. In the summer, I will practically live on coaches, due to my work. I will be on a coach for roughly 14 hours on a saturday going to the airport and back with holidaymakers, and taking them on excursions during the week.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting STLGph (Reply 26):shampoo. rinse. repeat.

Each in a different town 35 miles apart?

I drive an average of 22.72 miles a day.
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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I never drive except for shopping or daytrip excursions on the weekend. There's absolutely no sane reason to drive every day in the country with the world's most accessible rail network.

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

 Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 45):I will be on a coach for roughly 14 hours on a saturday going to the airport and back with holidaymakers, and taking them on excursions during the week

Buy yourself a good cushion. Even executive coaches have seats that hurt your *** after a few hours!

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### RE: How Much Do You Drive In A Day?

I drive about 40 miles to work, and 40 miles from work Mon-Fri.

Bought my car in August 2004 with 83,000 on it, now it has 165,000

 Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):we drive on the left at 35kph.....y'all don't!!!

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