I could drive for two days in the UK
Two days in London and not get very far. I'm a Londoner by birth so I feel your pain. btw, just for the sake of perspective, the nearest conurbation of consequence to me is roughly the same distance as London to Bristol.
It's not how big a place you live in that counts, it's how fast you drive
I agree. The problem here is that the main road up the east coast, the Bruce Highway (our equivalent of the M1), is one lane each way with a 60 mph (100 km/h) speed limit and few places to overtake. It's crawling with speed camera cars, large wandering marsupials and pensioners towing caravans. It should have been called the Highway To Hell.