American motorists drove almost 3 trillion miles in 2011.
That's like driving from the Earth to the sun and back 13,500 times.
The average American family drives 22,500 miles a year going to work, to the store, to visit friends and relatives, or to go on vacation.
Sadly, more and more of those trips are made on roads and bridges that are disintegrating.
Nationwide, almost one out of every five miles of our major highways is in poor or mediocre condition, and nearly one out of every four bridges is structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.