No rant is complete without mentioning the utter absurdity of driving in Seattle.
Brains.... rhyme with left laaanes and the zombies just sit there. It's the passing lane not the go immediately there and block traffic lane. Europeans would be appalled at the complete lack of lane discipline here.
If you drive down I-5 south from Seattle you can literally see the traffic clear as you get to California. I'm not saying Cali drivers are perfect but at least the concept of a passing lane exists somewhat.