Con­vo­luted laws con­trib­uted to bus crash

Baltimore Sun - - BUSINESS - Clay See­ley, Owings Mills

The ar­ti­cle “Crash re­veals gap in sys­tem” (Nov. 6) ex­plains the whole prob­lem with so many of our laws and reg­u­la­tion to­day. It says “De­spite a labyrinth of laws and reg­u­la­tions aimed at en­sur­ing the safe trans­port...” Therein lies the prob­lem.

Our state and coun­try have such a labyrinthine net­work of laws and reg­u­la­tions that they are nearly im­pos­si­ble to fig­ure out. Whether it’s this law, laws in­volv­ing unin­sured motorists, laws in­volv­ing de­ter­min­ing the le­gal size of a pocket knife or laws in­volv­ing pos­ses­sion of guns, just to name a few, no one knows ex­actly what should be done, when to do it and whom it ap­plies to.

The re­sult is a tragedy such as the bus crash last week. It isn’t sim­ply drop­ping the ball. It’s not know­ing what to do with it when you have it.

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