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60 Years of Road Trips

60 YEARS OF ROADTRIPS 1950s was this the Dolden Age of roadtripping? Families chose to go on roadtrips so the whole family could be together After UUl, manufacturing turned back to cars 1941: more than Only 3 million cars 139 The development of the Interstate highway system made travel easier and faster were manufactured were in the U.S. made during the entire war June 29, 1956: Federal-Aid Highwary Act of 1956 Post war, 1950: the U.S. produced orer 8 million cars out of a worldwide total of 10.5 million Birth of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (more commonly "The Interstate Highway System") $25 billion was earmarked for the project 41,000 miles of Interstate were planned Kids across the U.S. took to hitchhiking Jack Kerouac was an idol the novel by Jack Kerouac ON THE ROAD On The Road became the "bible" of counterculture Based on Kerouac's travels across America with his Hitchhikers were meeting new people and were inspired to write books, music and poetry friends, music. literature and drugs Told readers that they didn't have to conform to social limitations Gave birth to the beatnik culture Why did the Lolden Age end? Post-WWII prosperity gradually came to a halt Oil embargo of 1973 More and more women entered the workforce, making it harder to take long road trips TODAY Implemented with the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, The Interstate Construction Program built an estimated 42,795 miles in the US. Casting an estimated $128.9 billion The terrorist attacks on 9/11 changed the way we travel In 2002, aroind 1,600 more traflic deaths occurred than experts anticipated because more people chose to travel by road. than by air After 9/11. Air travel became more uncomfortable and more expensive Struggling airlines have packed their planes to maximum capacity in order to run fewer flights Airlines began to charge extra fees to make up for ticket losses How can I plan my roadtrip? Make some rules Pick the food When traveling with other people for a long amount of time, it's a good idea to lay some ground rules: Who gets to choose the music? or Food is expensive and undependable on a long trip. Pack some snacks and drinks so that you won't have to stop at too many greasy diners. Who pays for gas and when? Check your insurance You may have to purchase additional insurance for a road trip Find out il your insurance. Covers additional drivers Offers roadside assistance (in and out of state) Penalizes for speeding tickets Recovers stolen items Offers coverage for a rental car Sourves Presented by'at home war production.htm 10 kid/148986/15 signs family road trips fifties history/ 1950s birth interstate highway system.htm http// 2008-07-24-road-trips-qua N.htm trips/t/what-killed-hitchhiking/e.UbCOAvb70wE where-lave-all-the-hitchhikers-gone-a-new-freakonomics-radiorpodeast/ DEVELOPED BY NOWSOURCING

60 Years of Road Trips

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This infographic provides a deeper look into the history of road trips in the United States.


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