The 122-mile long New Jersey Turnpike has gained notoriety for its tolls. Every year, the authority running that stretch of road collects the most revenue of any toll agency in the United States – a whopping $1.4 billion. Annually, America’s toll agencies take in $13 billion in revenue and the New York tri-state area accounts for nearly a third of that. Drivers in that region have to fork over about $4 billion in tolls every year.
Statistics and facts about car drivers
The number of people with a driver’s license in the United States rose steadily from 1988 to 2010. In 1988, the number of licensed drivers totaled 163 million and by 2010 this number had increased to around 210 million.
According to a survey, the worst drivers are considered to be in Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands, followed by Germany, France and Poland. Drivers in the United States were ranked seventh according to the survey.
Drivers in the U.S. tend to prefer American brands Ford and Chevrolet, when buying a car. In 2011, about 2 million Ford cars and 1.8 million Chevrolet cars were sold. The most successful foreign brand was Toyota, with sales of 1.45 million vehicles in 2011.
This chart shows revenue collected by top U.S. toll agencies in 2013.
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