How adding regulations may reduce the regulatory burden

The Globe and Mail – How can adding new regulations reduce the regulatory burden?

Simple. Picture what happens whenever a traffic light goes out of service at a busy intersection. Each car that approaches the intersection has to navigate uncertainty, unsure whether to proceed or stop, and traffic slows to a crawl as individuals try to guess how other drivers and pedestrians are going to act. What was a relatively smooth and efficient system has now become cumbersome and slow.