but I can see why Pentium has bent a few cars - Canadians are not the best drivers
But my dear Max, I suspect you're comparing what you've seen to what you're used to in Germany. I've been told that the German police enforce traffic laws because, well, they are laws and somebody's been observed violating them. Here in the US at least, we appear to only enforce traffic laws to generate revenue or fill airtime on television.
From time to time I will mention to a US driver that there is a law on the books in many if not all states that can be summed up as: "Keep right, pass left." They usually look at me like I'm crazy. But this is almost always in or near large urban centers. Out in the less populated spaces, even if there's a fair bit of traffic on the highways people tend to behave a little more reasonably -- at least about which lane they use.
The worst case was when I brought this up with a woman I was dating. She laughed and said, in what I took as a mock-serious I'm-going-to-have-fun-with-this tone, "Oh, if they want to get by me that badly they can always go around me on the right." We laughed together for a bit, until she continued and I slowly realized she wasn't joking. The relationship didn't end on the spot, but it was badly wounded...
: Oh, and to bring this back to Kamloops -- hey pentium, you do realize you could probably fund your SGI habit by providing a regular supply of cute marmot photos and videos to places like Cute Overload, yes?