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Some Automobile-Related Facts in Southern California

  • Southern Californians average 117 miles per week.

  • Two-thirds of urban space is devoted to transportation.

  • Traffic congestion pumps 18,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the air every year.

  • One million new cars enter Southern California each year. This accounts for one-seventh of U.S. auto/truck sales.

  • Some local auto salespersons earn $200,000 per year.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, founded by 10 auto enthusiasts in Los Angeles in 1900, is the largest affiliate in the AAA network.  It lists more than 5 million members. Between 1906 and 1946, the Club was the primary installer of directional road signs in Southern California.



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