Sunday, July 06, 2008


ABC Australia's Brendan Trembath reports from the US:
The surging cost of crude has had a devastating impact in a country where the car is such an ingrained part of the culture.
So, how has expensive fuel impacted American drivers? A rash of armed fuel siphonings? Perhaps an upsurge in tanker hijackings? Nope, Americans are driving way less, with the number taking to the road over the 4th of July weekend down by a staggering "more than one per cent from last year". Considering the massive vehicles they drive, that should save at least a couple of billion tons of carbon emissions.


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