With so many Americans spending weeks at home due to the coronavirus lockdown, many have rarely gotten into their cars, and it seems folks are missing it.
A new survey finds:
- 76% of Americans miss being in their cars.
- Before the coronavirus, 53% of people were driving daily, while since then only 20% have been.
- As for what is causing them to do less driving:
- 73% say it’s because of restaurant closures.
- 69% blame it on retail closures.
- 55% say it’s because of their employment.
- 51% say it’s because of education (meaning not having to go to school).
And it seems a lot of folks are expecting to rely on their vehicles for any sort of vacation this summer.
- 60% of folks are looking to take more road trips because of the coronavirus quarantine.
- 57% are planning to take their next vacation by car.
- In fact, 62% say they are more comfortable traveling by car, something only 11% of people say about traveling by plane.
And even though they’ve been stuck in the house with their family or weeks, most people still want to travel with their loved ones.
- 40% say they would most like to take a vacation with their spouse or significant other
- Although only 18% want to take it with their children.
- And 11% say they’d prefer to travel alone.