Safety precautions such as these have been implemented for the safety of the greater society. They are there to penalize those who do not adhere to the law when there are no police officers available in the area. This is important because those who continue to knowingly break the law are eventually going to be resonsible for a fatal accident.
If you think about it they actually come in handy. If someone was kidnapped or the police are trying to track someone down for whatever reason, having those things would help them quite a lot in the process instead of them fumbling around trying to figure things out themselves ha