Martin Porter QC calls himself the Cycling Silk. He wrote an absolutely brilliant blog post that, in a shortened version, was published in the New Law Journal.
In it, he discusses how motoring appears to be exempt from the regulation that applies to other areas of life. For an example, look at the very high fines inflicted on business that are found not to have complied with occupational health and safety laws.
The article is long but well worth reading.