Americans drive 100 billion fewer miles

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Driving in America has undergone its most dramatic continuous decline in history, the Department of Transportation said Friday.

    Americans drove 100 billion fewer miles during the 12-month period between November 2007 and October 2008 compared with the prior year, according to the DOT's most recent data.

    Driving in U.S. continues to decline: DOT - Dec. 12, 2008
     
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    That's excellent news.
     
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    It is.. most excellent news! :tongue:
     
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    GREAT ......... Thanks!
     
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    Good, less idiots for me to deal with on the roads.











    Oh, and all that ozone stuff too..............;)
     
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    yes,, and less cars we will need from the uaw! :lol:
     
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    If the big three crash, it is likely that many of the suppliers will also crash. While this might please you, it probably will not please the Toyota and Honda factories they also supply.
     
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    If we take everyone's car away and give them a horse, then we can completely rid ourselves of the need for foreign oil. And just think how it would help stop global warming. Oh, wait; all that extra manure would lead to a massive increase in methane released into the atmosphere, and global warming would get worse.

    No win situation, I guess.
     
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    Great news ... don't have to worry about being hit by as many idiot motorists while I am actually getting off my own ass and walking.
     
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    Now if we can get everyone to switch to electric cars and natural gas trucks, we can move toward American energy independence.

    Screw the Saudis!
     

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