DETROIT – The number of vehicles in use on U.S. roads in 2001 grew by the smallest margin in the last four years, as high scrappage rates partially offset record new vehicle registrations for the last two years, a Ward’s analysis of the latest data available from the Polk Co. shows. Significant is that the smaller increases could be a leading indicator of renewed growth for the U.S. market in coming years. As of June 30, 2001, total vehicles registered in the U.S. were at a new high of ...

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