U.S. miles driven in May drop record 3.7 pct - gov't


WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - The number of miles driven on U.S. highways in May fell a record 3.7 percent, or 9.6 billion miles, from last year because of soaring fuel costs, the U.S. Transportation Department said Monday. It was the biggest drop ever for May, which usually sees increased traffic due to Memorial Day vacations and the beginning of summer. However, high gasoline prices discouraged driving. "This continues a seven-month trend that amounts to 40.5 billion fewer miles ...

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