I wish that were the case in the states.
Here, the police no longer ticket for even aggressive tailgating.
Drivers here get angry if they are within 10 feet behind you and you don't speed up (and you are already over the speed limit by 5mph). And what you really need to do is to slow down to account for the extra stopping distance you need to keep them from plowing into you.
There are a lot of basic rules of the road that the police used to enforce and which made everyone better drivers.
Now, the police seem to focus only on high revenue tickets-- even blatantly showing up regularly 3-4 days at the end of the month to meet their quotas on certain stretches of the highway.