In my neck of the woods, if I am stopped at a light on a multi-lane road, other drivers who pull up in an adjacent lane almost always stop way short of my vehicle. It's like no one wants to make eye contact with me or anyone else. Or, perhaps they don't want others to see them texting. I don't know. It seems that the more instantaneous communications become and the more the population density increases, the more distant we all are. This distresses me. Rant off.