Aren't your taxes, in general, much higher over there to pay for all the socialized stuff?
It will be a long time, if ever, before USA has those level of taxes collectively. I live in Missouri, which is on the lower side of the tax rate for US I think. People around here want to keep as much of their hard earned money as possible generally (conservative state).
Maybe your state should raise tax some more to invest into your school and driver education system. Your state has just as bad education and drivers than Texas the state I currently reside in.