Just found this on yahoo….
According to the Government March Driving Down for the First Time since 1979~~
….. In a sign that Americans are curbing their driving in the face of record-high, data released on Friday showed highway miles driven in March fell 4.3 percent from a year earlier, the first March decline since the last major oil shock in the late 1970s.
According to the, Americans drove 11 billion miles less in March 2008 than a year earlier, the first time estimated travel on public roads fell in March since 1979.
The data marks the sharpest year-on-year drop for any month in the history of the agency’s reporting, which dates back to 1942.