A high percentage of the population

Riddle me this…

A high percentage of the population routinely speeds, so the government decides that the best response to this is to increase the speed limit, because if lots of people break a law then the law is probably stupid. 32,955 people were killed in UK traffic accidents in the past decade, and 333,493 were seriously injured.

A high percentage of the population also routinely take soft drugs. The number of deaths over the same period cause by ecstasy/MDMA is 464, and cannabis is 84.*

Given that taking drugs is a considerably safer activity that using the roads, can we assume they’re going to change this law as well?

*How the fuck anybody dies from cannabis, I will never know.