If you watch Michael Moore's documentary, you would realize Canucks are still very naive and gentle people (some of them still leave their doors unlock all the time!), I guess it has to do with our ultra socialistic system. I guess in Sweden too, people are not extremely rich, but the quality of life is good. On the French Canucks side, we have 1 yr of paid mat leave, almost free medicare for everyone, $7/day daycare, university tuition that cost $5000 per year.
It is funny, in the mid 90s, US people used to come to Canada and shop! However, with the way the US economy is going, I think you will see more bad drivers on your side!...LOL
The reason we don't drive properly is in some provinces, people can't turn right when the light is RED (now you know why some cars wouldn't turn right, when they should turn right!). Plus, our population including the polar bears...is only 1/10 of the US population with approx. same land size, so of course there isn't that much traffic. We have a TV show here called the WORST driver, so I guess you are totally right on our driving skill!