I wish to add to the comments made by Seth Parker in The Olympian on July 17. My experience is similar. It has become a trial to drive from home to any location. I observe the posted speed limits that are completely ignored by most drivers. Even in the slow lane on Interstate 5 going the speed limit, I am tailgated.
Drivers do not leave any space between cars/trucks so that if one must stop suddenly, an accident is bound to occur. Drivers will pass me on a 50 mph posted speed limit as though I was parked, and when I get to the next stoplight there they are. What is the big hurry?
Drivers mirror the lack of civility and courtesy that is the guiding force of social intercourse today.