I really don't think there is any way for me to convey the cavalcade of stupidity that is the traffic in Los Angeles. There are no words in the English language that can make you truly understand what it's like to drive on these roads.
Take 13 million people. Now make them some of the dumbest bastards you've ever seen. Now toss in greed, arrogance and narcissism. These people are so self-absorbed that they have absolutely no idea of what goes on outside their car.
Now remove any ability to speak and comprehend the English language, traffic laws or rules of the road.
Add in various drugs and alcohol in about 15% of all drivers.
Add in illegal immigrants who are unlicensed, uninsured, and unable to actually drive in a modern vehicle on modern roads.
It is a daily struggle to not grab people, pull them out of their vehicles and beat them to death with a tire iron. I have not seen such a clusterfuck of selfish, rude, arrogant, ignorant, ass-hatted fuckwits in my life. My car's horn is about worn out. I cannot describe one single event that sets me off, because every trip in the car is one never-ending stream of events that break every known rule of civilization, violates various traffic laws, and completely destroys plain, simple decency.
I cannot wait to leave this polluted, filthy shithole. Los Angeles is a cancerous tumor on America's ass.
UPDATE: I'd like to mention that all of the above fuckwittery happens on dry roads with clear, sunny skies. It's not like a bunch of Southerners suddenly dealing with a blizzard. These people are driving in perfect conditions, and they're still unable to drive a car without fucking up something! I mean, it's like living around a bunch of idiots who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, and given the type of pedestrians I've seen they might not be able to do that!