There is an intersection I drive through just about every day. Nothing special about it, just the usual people sitting in their car waiting to get going. The lights are timed just so and everybody knows it. There are sensors buried in the asphalt and everybody knows how they work. No fucking surprises.
That is, there would be no surprises except for the fucking government. Once or twice a year the engineering department re-sets the lights and the sensors for about a week. You would think the engineering department does this to see if they can get traffic going a little better even though they always re-set everything back to how it was in the first place. But I do not think that is what is going on at all.
I think what is really going is that I am paying a desk jockey or two to fuck the dog and purposefully accomplish nothing. That is just one of the reasons I say Fuck the Government.