We obey the law for many reasons. Laws have always been there for our protection and to set order in society for a long time, people choose to abide laws because they know that it's good for them and their society. For example people follow traffic laws to protect themselves and others from any harm. One of the major reasons people obey laws is the fear of the consequences. Not following the law can often lead to either sentencing or paying a form of fine, some cases being alot more harsh than others.