Here are some figures that should be useful:
"The Roland Berger study, due in November but announced in time for
next week?s Convergence 2000 automotive electronics conference in
Detroit, says Americans spend 540 hours a year in their cars - twice
as long as Europeans do."
Auto Beat Daily: OCTOBER 13, 2000
"In the western world, drivers and passengers spend a significant part
of their lives in cars. In Europe, the figure is 274 hours per person
a year, while in the US it is 541 hours a year.
Sources: Commerzbank; Roland Berger report"
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"Five hundred forty hours - that is the average time Americans spend
in their cars each year."
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"According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Americans spend
more than 500 million 'commuter hours' per week in their automobiles."
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change your oil?http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3012/is_7_182/ai_89816542
"The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, a Washington D.C.
'think tank' that supplies data to the Department of Transportation,
reports that there are more than 201 million cars in the U.S. today
and that Americans collectively spend more than 500 million hours in
their cars each week with an average commuting time of 80 minutes per
day and growing."
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Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: "americans spend" + "in their cars OR automobiles"
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