The boredom, the lack of even a Learner's Permit for regular cars, the fact that I don't like the idea of driving so have no intention of getting my license, and the fact that I can speak English (Zing!)
For the record, in Australia it does seem to be that bad. Taxi drivers? They can all speak English to an acceptable degree, and half of them couldn't even be described as "ethnic" to your stereotypical racist white guy. I wish the same could be said for our bus drivers.