drive time

noun

Definition of drive time 

: a time during rush hour when radio audiences are swelled by commuters listening to car radios

Examples of drive time in a Sentence

Her show airs during the morning drive time.

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That shakeup saw Bernstein moved out of afternoon drive time, where he had been paired with Jason Goff. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Brian Hanley out as Mike Mulligan's WSCR-AM morning cohost, sources say," 3 July 2018 See which roads might affect your drive time and avoid accordingly. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Heading Downtown Indianapolis for some fun and fireworks? Here's what you need to know," 4 July 2018 Although Gillum routinely reaches out to predominantly black audiences on platforms like drive time radio shows, the effect of such outreach is hard to gauge. Elizabeth Koh And Kirby Wilson, miamiherald, "Tallahassee mayor's path to Governor's mansion runs through Florida's black community," 28 June 2018 Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will join Francesa in his traditional afternoon drive time slot on sports talk station WFAN. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Alex Rodriguez to join Mike Francesa in radio icon's return to airwaves," 30 Apr. 2018 The building is near the state and federal courthouses and will save detectives a significant amount of driving time, Doll said. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Former downtown legislative office building may have a new tenant: the Anchorage Police Department," 5 June 2018 In 2014, a West Virginia driver alleged he was forced to falsify log books to conceal time spent on the road that exceeded federal regulations that limit driving time to 11 hours per day. Washington Post, "Business record, rhetoric of Indiana candidate don’t line up," 2 May 2018 Among such trips with phone use, the average drive time was 29 minutes, with drivers spending more than three minutes on the phone. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Distracted driving feature inside iPhones helping keep you safe at the wheel: report," 18 Apr. 2018 The worst drive times in other cities are forecast to be 3 to 5:30 p.m. in San Francisco, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in New York City, 4 to 6 p.m. in Chicago, and 4 to 6 p.m. in Seattle. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "If you'd rather sit in traffic, make sure you leave at these times — and other tips for the Memorial Day weekend," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of drive time

1965, in the meaning defined above

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drive time

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drive time

: the time when people are driving to or from work and are listening to the radio in their cars

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