This shocked me when I first saw it, but when you think about it, everything makes sense.
Personally, from everywhere I have driven Madison drivers are NOT even close to the best drivers in the country. It actually amazes me how some of the nicest people you will ever meet become selfish, erratic, and just plain obnoxious behind the wheel. However, we are one of the most educated cities in the Nation as well, which means that we are smart enough to avoid possible collisions by being cognisant enough to anticipate such behavior and get the heck out of the way.
That is when we're not sleep deprived or distracted by old people having fun.