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BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 25: Traffic backs up along Interstate 880 on July 25, 2019 in Oakland, California. The State of California and four of the largest automakers in the world - Ford, VW, Honda and BMW - have struck a deal to reduce auto emissions in the State of California ahead of the Trump administration's plans to eliminate an Obama-era regulation to reduce emissions from cars that are believed to contribute to global warming. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Being stuck in the house all day during coronavirus quarantine, especially with kids, can certainly leave folks on edge, and according to a new report, many people found refuge from that stress in their vehicles. I remember back when I lived in Roanoke, Virginia all we did was hang out in cars. We would meet up in the parking lots and just talk! I’m not the only one.

A new survey finds:

  • 80% of Americans say they feel safe in their cars right now vs. any other types of transportation.
  • 75% say they used their car as a mental health escape during the quarantine.
  • 30% took a mini-break by driving around the neighborhood.
  • 24% took long drives to clear their head.
  • 16% simply sat in their car outside their house listening to music or audiobooks.
  • Folks even used their cars to do good, with 21% of both Democrats and Republicans saying they used their cars to deliver groceries to family/friends/neighbors in need.