drive time


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.

Recent Examples on the Web

That means roads will be more crowded than usual, and motorists should expect drive times to be a least 10 percent longer than normal. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "AAA predicts record-breaking travel over 4th of July holiday," 25 June 2019 But officials wanted something further east to help alleviate the drive time for residents in Steger and surrounding areas. Alicia Fabbre, Daily Southtown, "Counseling services available in Steger to young sex abuse victims," 14 June 2019 Related Central to Wednesday’s protests, which included a planned work stoppage during morning drive time in New York, is how ride-sharing companies categorize drivers. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Drivers Lead Protests Ahead of Uber IPO," 8 May 2019 The lanes were reopened by around 9:30 a.m., but traffic had backed up so much that the average drive time from Everett into Seattle more than doubled, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Truck kills person on I-5 near downtown Seattle, snarling traffic for miles," 11 July 2018 Trips already take that long with the viaduct available – so the state numbers likely underestimate future driving times. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "What will the Highway 99 tunnel opening mean for bus routes, detours and tsunamis? We answer those questions and more," 12 Dec. 2018 Meisinger said Smasher helped Vinyl Draught get started in late March 2017, and the station hopes the new show can expand to Monday through Friday drive time soon. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Atom Smasher, former Houston KRBE radio host, gets new show in Clear Lake," 30 Jan. 2018 That shakeup saw Bernstein moved out of afternoon drive time, where he had been paired with Jason Goff. Phil Rosenthal,, "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

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First Known Use of drive time

1965, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drive time

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

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