You get the idea that government tries to implement decent policies, but when they go awry through a real ignorance of the actual lay of the land, they ignore or try to hide them. 'Twould be better to say, "Doesn't work. Let's stop and reengineer this before someone gets hurt."
I still think we should 'beta test' all legislation. Pick a few counties, cities, states in disparate parts of the country. Make sure the remedy isn't worse than the disease.