If you can name a crime, can you also name the victim of that crime?
If there is no victim, can there be a crime?
The definition of a crime by Wikipedia is: "...the breach of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction."
Ok, so no where in this definition does it refer to a victim.
So the simplest way to make this understandable is to ask the simplest question imaginable: "If there is no victim, why is there a crime? How can there be a crime?"
Don't nod your head, and agree...really think about some of the laws you follow everyday. Then think about the ways in which these laws may fall short on their interpretation.
I conclude with a simple example:
While driving at 2am a person comes to a stop light that has just changed red. They adequately check all necessary directions and see no on-coming vehicles, including bikes, pedestrians or motor vehicles. I see no reason to say this person shouldn't be able to proceed before the light turns green again.
If safety is the goal - the goal can be met without adhering to all rules or guidelines set by law. It's 2011 - let's ease up on the restrictions, and let's all start exercising personal responsibility instead.