4. There aren’t any service roads
Unless you’re traveling on Peachtree Industrial, or just further up 85N (near all those fake Rooms-To-Go furniture outlets), or heading west from 17th to 10th on the Connector, there are wayyy too few ways to get off the interstate when you really need to. This causes spots like the Buford Hwy exit, which leads to all the magic of Cheshire Bridge, south Buckhead, and whatever that weird building from The Jetsons is, to get crunched every day, with you serving as the meat of this sucky traffic sandwich.
5. Highway/Interstate lane FOMO jerks
People just can’t stay their asses in that perfectly good, steadily moving lane they’re in; they see you speeding up to take advantage of that newly opened 10-car gap in front of you, and they just have to swerve over and hate on your movement. Then they slow down. Then their lane starts moving faster, but they don’t care. As long as you don’t get ahead of them. Crabs in a barrel? Nah, more like slugs on the asphalt, and not even your saltiest insults can melt their slime.