Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Americans drove 11 billion fewer miles in March 2008

Compared to March 2007. CNN: "At a time when gas prices are at an all-time high, Americans have curtailed their driving at a historic rate.
  • The Department of Transportation said figures from March show the steepest decrease in driving ever recorded.

Compared with March a year earlier, Americans drove an estimated 4.3 percent less -- that's 11 billion fewer miles, the DOT's Federal Highway Administration said Monday, calling it "the sharpest yearly drop for any month in FHWA history." Records have been kept since 1942."....

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