In defense of the drivers like Sno who do this, its a learned behavior, if you have one or two bikers fly across your path, even when you're in the right, you don't want to take the chance of killing someone and having it on your conscience for the rest of your life -- I get it, so I do my best not to judge.
I appreciate that. I really don't want to feel that thud and know I probably wrecked somebody's life, even if the dumbness was totally on their part. If you ever hit a deer maybe you get the idea.
I've been thinking about this a lot. I was in a car today with a friend -- I'm the passenger. She is a totally sane person in every other context, but I couldn't believe the new personality that came out when she was driving. She got mad when lights changed slowly, for crying out loud (the idea of mentally timing inanimate stoplights had never before in my life entered my mind). She came within about four inches of sideswiping a parked car. She went flying through a road construction site where men were working right in her path. I was very glad to get out of the car before something bad actually happened.
I am not sure if this all was inattention, or some weird latent version of herself that suddenly took over. The only clue I had was she's always in a hurry. Maybe this was more hurrying, though we had no reason at all to be in one as this was a purely optional drive.
My point is maybe people have these other sides, maybe not even conscious, to their personality that come out on the road, and it's not only car drivers. I am not sure what conclusion to draw except to assume other people are sane is perhaps unwarranted.