I just noticed that there are at least a couple other requests for the additions of stop signs currently on this site. But for many months now I have meant to bring the following issue up, and this website is an easy way to do it – though I imagine not the most effective way.
At the intersection noted on the map (where Bucklin Hill Rd becomes Blakely Ave) I hear horns honking just about daily. Fortunately, I don't hear them unless I'm out in the yard. Big deal, right? Well it indicates a safety problem and I am amazed that there are not more crashes here. Today I heard screeching tires followed by honking horns. I have heard a wreck happen there in the past as well.
The main problem is drivers, just having ascended Bucklin Hill, have left turners pull out in front of them. This happens because the left turners assume that the other driver is going to turn right (even though they don't have their turn signal on). This happens so often because of drivers' rampant neglect of using turn signals in general. So we all have to guess at whether or not someone is going to turn.
I have also had this happen to me as I am riding my bicycle through the intersection. The left turner pulls out in front of me assuming I am going to turn right. The left turner is naturally feeling the pressure to dart out and get on their way toward town. Often there is a line of cars waiting.
I am not sure what the solution may be, but I am suggesting some sort of traffic control device. You guys are the experts. No one wants more stop signs or stop lights (as though this would ever happen). But believe me: This is one of the most dangerous, busiest, and most ignored intersections on the island.
By the way, every person I have told that I live at the yellow flashing light is not aware that there is a yellow flashing light there (and many of them, I'm sure, don't know what one is for).
Thanks for your consideration. I believe there will be wrecks at this intersection that could be avoided.