Driving on Memorial Day

Bill Scher

It’s Memorial Day in America / Everybody’s on the road / Let’s remember our fallen heroes / Y’all be sure and drive slow
James McMurtry, “Memorial Day”

Gas prices are at all-time highs, yet more drivers — 38 million total — are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

Why? The folks at AAA (the American Automobile Association) say it’s “America’s love for the motorist and love for the car.”

That’s spin to make you think there’s nothing that can be done to break our dependency on oil.

People still drive with high gas prices because they have no choice! Not out of blind love for a vehicle.

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