US motorists drive less for 9th straight month


WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Motorists on U.S. roads drove less for the ninth straight month in July, when retail gasoline prices peaked at more than $4 per gallon, the government reported on Tuesday. Travel on all roads fell by 3.6 percent, or nearly 10 billion vehicle miles, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures provided by the Transportation Department. The decline was less than the drop of 5 percent, or 12.2 billion miles, reported by the agency ...

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