Also, when you get on the freeway, people drive fast so you have to know when your exit is coming up. They have the street exits overhead (if you look to the side of the highway, you can blow right past it) so you have time to get over.
This is a huge part of my freeway phobia even in Salt Lake. Do they all exit on the right, I hope? I intend to stay in the slow lane as much as possible, though even maintaining the minimum speed will be a distressing experience at least. I'm hoping that I'll be able with a good map to find a route that uses side streets with only a short stretch of freeway, but I'm guessing that's a pretty naive wish from what I'm hearing. Even in SLC, you have to be on the freeway for at least five minutes to get to and from the airport, because it's the only route. Always a white knuckle ride for those few minutes that leaves me gibbering neurotically half the way home if I need to drop someone off there or take a package to the 24 hr Post Office there. I'm just trying to tell myself I only need to make it to the hotel, I picked it because it's less than a mile from a number of attractions so I theoretically might even be able to walk around to see some things---though it sounds like the streets are busy enough it may not be entirely practical to *actually* do so.