Just depends what area you live in. I think the roads are fantastic around where my parents & brother live - New Port Richey & Zepyrhills. Traffic is heavy depending on time which is true of most places.I'm in FL, you trade the 330 days/ year of driving weather for complete lack of topography and decent roads... ?
Now crappy roads? Got a brother in Rhode Island. I grew up in Connecticut and know RI as well. Pot hole city. I hate the lower speed limits with many 2-lane roads only posted at 35 MPH. Not because you could not go faster, but the pot holes act as speed bumps and has to be why they keep speeds low so the state doesn't have to pay for suspension & tire damages.
In the Charlotte area, like Atlanta, you get up on the interstate and the outside fast lane runs at 80 MPH in the 70 MPH zones - and you still get cars blowing right past you. Very few cops it seems and they too run over 70 MPH. I like taking out my '73 Fury with its 2.73 gearing and just letting it run in that left lane at 80-85 keeping up with traffic.
The biggest problem in my area is that slower vehicles do not have to run in the right lane. So you do get grandma out there in the left lane doing 55MPH and there is nothing you can do about it and traffic can sometimes get very backed up because of it or even dangerous as the impatient cut people off trying to "jack-rabbit" lane changes cutting in and out to get around grandma. Seems about 4 out of 5 days going to work I get stuck in traffic crawl due to some "multi-car pile into each other" type accident. If you leave a car length of space between you and the guy in front, people will simply make a hard lane change into that space OR the SOB behind you cannot stand it and will do everything in his/her power to rip past you just to cut right in front of you and make a statement because you are leaving way too much distance (about 10-12 feet) between you and the guy in front. There is NO such thing as courteous driving during morning and afternoon going to and coming from work. Big 4-wheel drive trucks and SUV's are the meanest bullies on the roads around here. I am usually pretty knotted up and fired up by the time I get to work which is a 1 hour's drive to cover 28 miles which most of that is highway roads.
Can't wait to retire and give the whole world a big middle finger. :yesnod: