When it won’t change to green, that’s when. There’s a light just a few blocks from our house that works during the day but not at night. Best I can tell it stops turning green for traffic coming off Lea Hill around 11 pm each night. The problem, besides not turning green, is that it’s located in a dangerous area for a light not to work properly. It’s not far from Green River Community College (where students tend to speed in beater Sentras and Civics) and the line of sight is quite limited coming up the hill where the speed limit is 35, but it’s not uncommon for cars to travel 45-50 MPH coming off the hill.
I noticed the light didn’t work about 6 months ago when I sat at the light and listened to Cat Steven’s, “The Wind” in it’s entirety. It’s not a lengthy song but the light should change within two minutes.
Tonight I approached the light and didn’t realize it was 11 pm. I sat there for maybe a minute before realizing the light wasn’t going to change. I watched a few cars pass before pulling out slowly to make sure no cars were coming up the hill. It’s difficult to see much further than about 20 yard as the street winds behind a hill. I looked to my right leading up the hill to make sure no cars were coming down the street. I coasted a bit, dropped the Bimmer into 2nd gear and floored it as I made a hard left off the hill.
It was fun but I wish the city would just fix the dang light.