A few examples of the authorities trying to find ways to make themselves useful in this new paradise we find ourselves in:

BBC – ‘Nose blow’ driver case dropped

Michael Mancini said he had been given a fixed penalty notice after using a handkerchief while his van was stationary in traffic in Ayr.

The 39-year-old refused to pay the £60 fine and the case had been expected to be heard by a court.

But prosecutors said no further action would be taken.

A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: “After further enquiry and careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances of this case, the procurator fiscal has decided that no further action is required.”…

Mr Mancini described last month how he had applied his vehicle’s handbrake before using the tissue to clear his nose.

But he claimed to have been “stunned” when he was waved over by a police officer, who told him he had not been in full control of the van.

LA Times – California lawmakers seek to clean up language in the Golden State, at least for 1 week

The state Assembly passed a resolution Thursday that would establish the first week of March as “Cuss Free Week” throughout the state. If approved by the Senate next week, the measure would take effect immediately.

The resolution includes no enforcement mechanism and is simply meant to promote greater harmony and connectedness, said Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge and co-author of the measure.

“I’ve always wondered why we behave differently when grandma is watching than when we’re on our own,” said Portantino, who owned up to his share of four-letter words.