I know this is just a trivial example, but somehow it seems to be representative for me of a larger class of legislation - yield to the state!
In 2009, Colorado legislators passed the Yield to Bus Law to help transit agencies that were finding that the inability of buses to get quickly back into the traffic flow after a stop was hurting their on-time performance.
Steamboat Springs Transit helped push for the law after it had to add time to routes to stay on schedule because too often its buses were boxed in by traffic at stops, said Philo Shelton, director of Steamboat's public works department, which runs the 24-bus transit operation....
The hope is that motorists will get in the habit of yielding, thereby minimizing the need for enforcement of the law, officials say. (via the antiplanner)
That does seem to be the point - produce citizens that are in the habit of yielding to the state. Because we all know that having the state's bus full of empty seats stay on schedule is far more important than the schedule of all the little people around it. When government schedules don't work, what do they do? Change the schedules? No! Change the behavior of the citizenry so the schedules can be made to work. Nothing wrong with the schedules - its all you folks who are broken.