Americans Opt For Public Transportation Even With Cheap Gas

images-51.jpgFuel prices went down in October, however Americans continued to drive fewer miles than ever.  In fact, motorists drove 9 billion fewer miles than October of 2007.

The driving decline is due to a fundamental change in motorists’ habits that started during the high gas prices this summer.  Starting November of 2007, American motorists have driven 100 billion fewer miles than the exact time span the year before, which marks the largest decline continuously ever recorded in driving history.

The Federal Highway Administration gathered the data, which includes this additional information.  Nationwide, public transportation has increased in record numbers, including Amtrak, which made the most money in this fiscal year than in 37 years of business.  Vehicle accident fatalities have also seen a decline of 10% in 2008.

American drivers are trying to protect their wallets by driving fewer miles.  Other things that motorists can do to protect themselves is to sign up for emergency roadside assistance programs, purchase an extended auto warranty and perform regular maintenance.

Posted on Saturday, December 13th, 2008 at 9:07 am In Emergency Auto Assistance  

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