Americans use cars to be aloneAugust 31, 2020
Quarantine has forced people to seek privacy in vehicles
A new study found that the coronavirus pandemic has led Americans to use cars more often just to be alone.
Almost three-quarters of Americans (73 percent), in a study conducted by the information and analytical portal TrueCar, admitted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, they began to use their cars not only for business trips, but also for to literally run away from the people they live with. Now Americans use cars to be alone, and 37 percent of US residents reported that they went into the car during quarantine to talk calmly on the phone.
32 percent of Americans said that during the pandemic they turned their car into a makeshift office in order to be able to work quietly without the close attention of households. For the majority of US residents surveyed in the study, cars are more than just a means of transportation: 68 percent consider them an extension of their family, and 35 percent even admitted that they have to come up with names for cars.
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