How many traffic laws do we need? That is a difficult question to answer numerically. A general traffic code need consist only of a few simple rules, but they could all, it would seem, easily be embodied in a single statute. In any case, if the government confined itself to enacting a code oflaws simply intended to prevent mutual aggression and tomaintain peace and order, it is hard to see how such a code would run into any great number of laws.
Henry Hazlitt, "The Torrent of Laws," The Freeman: A Monthly Journal of Ideas on Liberty (Foundation for Economic Education), vol. 29, no. 1 (January 1979) 4.