The U.S. vehicle population, or parc, continued its migration southeast and west in 2002, according to registration data compiled by the Federal Highway Admin. The FHWA data also showed the total number of vehicles on the road remained relatively flat at the end of 2002 compared with 2001, with a 0.002%, or 356,009-vehicle, increase to a record 230,849,332 units. The parc on Dec. 31, 2001, was 230,493,323. (See related data: U.S. Total Vehicle Registrations by Type by State, 2002) The ...

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