Pet peeve, volume 228: ROADS are not ROADWAYS. Nobody except police, reporters, and press release-people call them ROADWAYS. They are ROADS.
Have you ever heard anybody in real-life conversation use ROADWAYS? No, you have not.
Joe: “So what happened?”
Jane: “Well, I was on my to Starbucks and then some jackass walked right out in front of me and then sat down right in the middle of the roadway! I freaked out – I nearly ran him over!”
Joe: “Seriously? What an idiot! Wait…the roadway?”
And don’t get me started on “motorist.”