I was driving home from Goodwill after returning something and getting other things in exchange when I get to the stoplight except I couldn’t see it because the trees were blocking it. The reason why I knew the stoplights were there is because I go by there all the time and I saw the red arrow light for the left only turn lane. But it made me concerned about another person, someone else could be driving through there and not know the section well so they might not know there is a stoplight there and by the time they see the light finally, they might not have a quick enough reaction to stop and they would have to slam on their breaks to not go through the red light and that can also cause a collision too if the driver behind them also didn’t know there was a red light. That also made me think someone coming from anything ave could get hit by someone running the red light because they didn’t see it in the right lane they were driving in. Plus even if you know the area well, you don’t even now if the light is red or green if you are in the right lane and you have to look at the arrow to determine what color the light is.
So I contacted the city by emailing them because I couldn’t figure out what number to call. I couldn’t find a number about stoplights or signs being invisible from the road. Also i am not even sure what town this was in because where I live has a bunch of cities in one area and they all conjoin so it’s hard to tell when you have entered another city and where the city boundaries are. Like do my kids see their doctor in another town or in the city we live in now? I have no idea what town their hospital is in in what city boundary.
But that section sure concerned me. Someone might not be paying attention so they don’t see the arrow light from the right lane or they might not have a quick enough reaction to slam on their breaks and that can also cause them to be rear ended. If I am coming from any Ave, I will mind as well treat that area as a stop sign in case someone comes zooming through the light because they didn’t see it due to the trees.