Last week the state (MI) put up a 'no turn on red' sign at the end of my street about a block away. It was placed behind a tree, on the right side. The street ends at a large divided highway, 4 lanes each direction, with a large grass-filled median.
I believe they put this sign up to make money, to help solve Michigan's money problems via tickets. I don't plan on getting one, but no one can see the sign. Also, since traffic is approaching from the left, there is less incentive to keep looking to the right where the sign is placed.
The neighbor on the corner was told that her 40 year old tree would have to be taken down as it blocks the sign. They are upset.
I have offered to put up an approved sign (at my expense) visble to the left. There is plenty of room. The State official said, according to his manual on page xxx, that it must go on the right corner, no exceptions, with appropriate measurements to clear curbs and right of ways.  ... Has common sense left the room?
What laws would I be breaking to put up a traffic sign? A govt approved sign costs about $24. A ticket costs $160. A 40 yr old tree is priceless, almost. &nb... wife says the State needs the money.