"The absolute worst drivers I have encountered are in Maryland/DC area. Good god"
Ah the Beltway, what a road. In fairness to our Merrycan friends your driving standards aren't at all bad especially compared to our M25 race circuit where 45mph and 110mph regularly pass each other. And Germany where I cruise at 90mph on a bike and become the slowest life form on the planet and where Mercs and Audis tailgate you, it's insane.