tango

Why yes, I would like you to back off!

wonders why tailgating drivers are so hugely surprised when he applies his brakes. Stopping distance not a concept taught in Drivers Ed?
Granted I didn't drive as much in the UK, but I'm constantly shocked at the quality of driving around Nashville. I see stupid, dangerous driving at least a few times on each commute, way beyond what I'd expect at home.

Perhaps I've been fortunate not to have commuted by car too often in the UK (I have done for a couple of summer/easter jobs, but never full-time), but the driving is so bad I'm sure I would have noticed even given my much reduced time behind the wheel.

I think the whole "slow traffic move to the outside" thing really makes all the difference, and it's just not seen as a requirement by drivers I share the road with, leading to people taking all sorts of dangerous maneuvers to get by. Add in the blazé attitude to drink driving and cellphone use and I'm surprised there aren't *more* accidents, to be honest...