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The average American motorist is driving substantially fewer miles for the first time in 26 years

Link to USA Today article

because of high gas prices and demographic shifts, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal highway data.

The growth in miles driven has leveled off dramatically in the past 18 months after 25 years of steady climbs despite the addition of more than 1 million drivers to the nation's streets and highways since 2005. Miles driven in February declined 1.9% from February 2006 before rebounding slightly for a 0.3% year-over-year gain in March, data from the Federal Highway Administration show. That's in sharp contrast to the average annual growth rate of 2.7% recorded from 1980 through 2005.

Edited by Oldsmoboi

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Good, that just means more GAS for me! MMMnhhhhahahahahaahahah!!!!!! :wacko:

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Actually this is good. We cannot continue suburban sprawl and more freeways forever.


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