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Old May 10th 2019, 3:09 pm
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Expats face many transportation challenges in the United States. Did you know that:

1.87.89% of people commute to work by driving due to the lack of public transportation.
2.The average household owns 2 cars, trucks or SUVs.
3.One in four households own 3 or more vehicles.
4.220 million adults spend 1.5 hours per day driving.
5.Americans drive an average of 17,600 minutes each year.
6.The U.S. has paved enough roads to circle the earth 150 times.

Do you have any questions about driving in the U.S. or how to get the vehicle you need? We’re here to help.

1 National Household Travel Survey, US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2&3 ABC News 4 Harvard Health Watch 5 www.aaa.com 6 Traffic School Online
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Do you have any questions about driving in the U.S. . . . ?
Yes, I have a question. Why do so many drivers in the U.S. seem to be incapable of paying attention to the road and steering in a straight line?
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Yes, I have a question. Why do so many drivers in the U.S. seem to be incapable of paying attention to the road and steering in a straight line?
Indeed! I have noticed a recurring news report over the past 16 years: "The driver ran off the road and either (i) hit a tree or (ii) over-corrected and came back onto the road, then either (i) drove into oncoming traffic, or (ii) drove off the other side of the road, .... and hit a tree."

The reason this is news-worthy is that the driver died. I have seen the same boiler-plate news report most weeks since I moved to NC in 2003.

I presume there are about ten non-fatal accidents for every fatal one.
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A former coworker who had been a cop in Florida comfired that the news reports in Florida are prrttg much the same but substituted "tree" with ditch/pond/creek/random body of water. The result however was the same.

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I understand you market to new expats, but do you have deals for established expats, that would beat the latest local dealer offer?
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sid nv Pulaski That is a very good question! I really wish I knew the answer to that.
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RICH Thank you for your response! How long have you been in the U.S. for?
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