Restrictions on every walk of life have created this. I mean heck I can get a ticket for not wearing a seat belt in my own car. While I understand I'm not going to jail for this, it s still just another example of the government (the state one in this case) monitoring every single thing we do and trying to profit from it. Am I threatening to hurt anybody if I die in a fiery accident and didn't have my seat belt on? Isn't that my choice?
One thing I would like to point out though is that the Netherlands does have a higher percentage of their population incarcerated compared to the United States, but no matter how you look at it the US needs to review its law codes and stop using prisons to make money.