Monday, June 18, 2007

Our ever increasing bureaucracy

The new edition of the Highway Code (due out in August) will have over 300 rules for the first time. 307 to be exact. The last edition which was published in 1999 had 278. The first edition which dates back to 1931 had less than 100 rules. The advent of sat-nav and rules concerning smoking at the wheel accounts for the increase.

As readers of this Blog are aware, I loathe officialdom and bureaucracy. Even the Highway Code isn't exempt.


Anonymous said...

That's really interesting. I suppose the use of the mobile phone has contributed too.

I'm very impressed by your translation sidebar, btw.

pommygranate said...

interesting. the rise and rise of bureaucracy. how do you stop it?