OK, rules, laws, guidelines whatever you want to call them they exist, deal with it. Despite what some people think they do apply to us all and I mean all, yes you again on the sofa in the onesie. Thing is when you learn to drive you learn that driving is fun and all, yes I said "fun", moving on, but there is also a whole lot of rules that go with it and they aren't always clear as to what you should do.
What do I mean by that, well as you learn to drive you have to read up on something called "The Highway Code", this is a set of rules & laws by which we drive. However they aren't all "laws", no my friend, some are just guidelines. The laws are always identified by the words "must" or "must not", followed by red writing underneath often with RTA (Road Traffic Act) and a bunch of letters & numbers. This relates to the act of legislation to which this rule applies. Hang on, there are rules that don't have must or must not, that means I don't have to obey them, right? Wrong. Even if a rule doesn't relate to an act of legislation and therefore isn't "law" you can still be prosecuted under a "breach of the Highway Code" but traditionally no "offence" has been committed. You can however still go to court.
Now this is all well & good but why do we see so many drivers doing the "wrong" thing, we also have our own rules by which we live.
Would you kill someone? Now before you jump up of that sofa, spill your coffee and yell "NO!", think it through a little. When would that situation arise? Home invasion? Family member held at knife point and you have disarmed an assailant and have "his" gun. Now we have a challenge to your moral compass. I won't kill anyone. Unless it was my only way to save a life. We've suddenly gone from "NO!" to "maybe", in fact "probably". Now some people don't take much persuading to go from no to yes and this is a problem for society in a whole but let's take the aforementioned Highway Code, how much of a push would it take someone who's idea of obeying the law is "voluntary"?
Speeding? Couple of miles over doesn't hurt.
Drink driving? I can handle my drink and I've never had a problem before.
Mobile phone? I'm not holding in my hand so what's the problem.
The thing is, just a little nudge in the wrong direction is the start of a journey that often means that couple of miles over becomes 10, the one pint becomes three and hands free becomes hand held & texting. Breaking the law is very different from breaking our own rules. Try explaining to the family of someone you killed on the road how good a driver you are when you're drunk, speeding and trying to text someone. I think the question of "would you kill someone" will get answered and you won't like it.
Rules & laws are there to protect us all whether we like it or not.