Tuesday, May 27, 2008

4.3 Percent Is a Lot!

We don't really internalize or conceptually grasp the amount of miles driven by Americans everyday. All those trips to the 7-11 for smokes and beer add up. In a major change of direction Americans cut back on driving in March, compared to March 2007, more than in any single month since such record-keeping began in 1942. It was a 4.3 percent drop in miles driven.

A lousy 4.3 percent you say....well that was a reduction of 11 billion miles. That number just knocked me over.

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