Driving around the Pacific northwest, a couple of things jumped out at me
- In Washington state, people pretty scrupulously adhere to the posted speed limit. Even in a 70 mph zone, very very few people were exceeding 71 or 72, and many were going 65 or so. This is very strange coming from the east. Compare, for example, the 70 zone on I-85 between South Hill and Petersburg, VA, where, despite signs warning that speeds are being monitored by airplane, people routinely are pushing 83-84 and up. I myself trend towards 77-78 through there.
- When you cross the border into British Columbia, all of a sudden people start testing the limits again. Even though it's Canada (or, as I like to call it now and again, Canadia), where people are reputed to be so law-abiding.