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Has the love affair with driving gotten stuck in traffic?

Washington Post: “America’s love affair with the automobile and those dreams of roaring off on open highways are on the wane as the nation grapples with too much stop-and-go traffic and too many hours spent behind the steering wheel. Those findings are contained in a report to be released Thursday by Arity, a technology research spinoff created two years ago by Allstate Corporation, parent company of Allstate Insurance. Arity underscored the growing disillusionment by using an illustration: Americans, on average, spend more time in their cars — mostly driving to and from work — than they receive in vacation time. Arity researchers said most people average 321 hours in the car each year and get 120 hours of vacation…”

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