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U.S. Driving Less

Americans drove 53.2 billion fewer miles in the past nine months than they did in a comparable period a year ago. What do you think?
  • "This is a message for the auto companies that they need to be building cars that are bigger and more fun."

    Ruth Steinem
    Systems Analyst
  • "I've definitely driven a billion miles less than last year. Well, more like 800 million."

    Sam Pollard
    Spot Welder
  • "You know what? I bet that has something to do with high gas prices. Has anyone looked into that?"

    Ray Pettibon
    3-D Modeler