I even have proof:
68,000 pounds of truth, being passed on the "suicide" side by a driver in Laurel, MD. No offense, T-Bolt.
And offered for your consideration: when you cross the border from Virgina to North Carolina on I-95, the speed limit increases from 65 MPH to 70 MPH. Traffic speed doesn't change. It's almost like they're using an artificially low speed limit to raise funds with speeding tickets, or something.
UPDATE 20 April 2009 9:26: A comment makes me think that this sweeping condemnation needs more background. Here's my answer, but I think it's worth pulling up to the post:
I should have elaborated. The drivers were consistently overly aggressive, from the first rest area southbound on I-95 to the Wilson bridge over the Potomac.The discussion that the Mrs. and I had was how we used to drive like this, too, when we lived in Maryland. I remember a trip to Utah once where I was the terror of the highway, until I realized I didn't need to drive in that over-the-top-aggressive manner. We've been gone long enough that it was quite striking when we were suddenly back in that environment.
Multiple lane changes, especially in heavy traffic is what I was talking about. When I took that picture, we were in stop and go traffic, and people were moving across three different lanes to try to get an extra 100 feet.
The Mrs. and I had about a half an hour discussion about this. Every time the subject was about to change, someone woulod do another "can you believe that" maneuver.
Not trying to slander all MD drivers here, and in fact I was one of them for 12 years. Just making an observation based on almost 1000 miles of travel on I-95.
I have no idea what causes this, but it appears from my experience to be a local phenomenon. Anyone have any ideas?