You'd think rain would not throw Seattle drivers for a loop. We have wet pavement here for much of the year. Yet, somehow, rain still bothers them immensely. From the people who think they can go 70 in heavy rain to the ones who can't be bothered to look a little harder at the blind spot when it's misty out, they're all baffled.
Today, I experienced stop and go traffic at 11 am, of all ridiculous things. I was also nearly sideswiped 3 times in the 22 miles before home, and twice it was a semi threatening me. Thank goodness for swerving and the generally empty carpool lane to my left.