I call BS here. I believe that if every driver followed every traffic law on the books 100% of the time, the number of collisions and road fatalities would plummet. Doing this, or at least trying to, is THE thing that kept me safe on the road while I was a teenage driver. While some of my peers were taking incredibly stupid risks, I drove like grandpa. Yeah I very occasionally pissed off a self-entitled driver, but had they done anything to me or my car, the law would absolutely have been on my side.Traffic law is not quite as simple to recognize in this aspect, but the concept equally applies. Many people have died getting hit in crosswalks and at intersections because the law gave them the right-of-way. This removed the responsibility of ensuring safety from the individuals and they assumed the area was safe. These laws give people a false sense of security. People drive excessively with or without a law telling them not to do it. Without a law in place, however, every driver must treat driving as a fluid situation in which every other vehicle and pedestrian is a potential hazard rather than assume the other drivers will yield to them.
As a concession, I do favor laws that make the speed limit and the minimum speed one and the same in the left lane on freeways and rural, 4-lane highways. As I've suggested before, I have much less of a problem with other people driving 15 over on those highways than I do on surface streets.