‘Deer can’t read signs’ DOT officials remind Iowa drivers

WQAD 8 News

IOWA – Enough drivers are apparently confusing signs warning drivers of deer crossings with signs for crosswalks that Iowa transportation officials were forced to offer some clarification Tuesday.

The yellow signs do appear similar – one with the silhouette of a deer and the other a pedestrian – but the DOT outlined the difference on Facebook:  

Q. Why don’t you put these signs where it is safer for the deer to cross?

A. Deer can’t read signs. Drivers can. This sign isn’t intended to tell deer where to cross, it’s for drivers to be alert that deer have been in this area in the past.

“We actually get this question on a pretty regular basis,” the DOT wrote.

The timing of the post is meant to warn drivers as breeding season begins, according to KCRG. The station reports that there have been 3,344 vehicular accidents involving animals between Jan. 1 and Oct. 23, killing one person and injuring 156 others in the state.

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12 thoughts on “‘Deer can’t read signs’ DOT officials remind Iowa drivers

  1. ““We actually get this question on a pretty regular basis,” the DOT wrote.”

    There’s a strong case for driverless vehicles right there.

  2. What do deer and Iowa drivers have in common…?

    They both can’t read signs.

    Bada Ching…

    But the good thing about… Iowa drivers is they never rear end their deer.

    Bada Ching..

    I heard they ran over….

    Dear Abby.

    So much for dear advice.

    Bambi…… meets Godzillla.

    Ever see that one on jewtube…?

    Nature points out again and again.

    The folly of men.

    GODZILLA. …!

    Blu oyster Cult.

  3. “We actually get this question on a pretty regular basis,” the DOT wrote.”

    You have t.v. ‘programming’ to thank for that.

  4. I will do whatever I can to not hit a deer, or a human, or a house, or…

    We’ve always heard, “Use your better judgement.” I think we all have “better judgement.”

    .

    1. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      Thanks for the laugh, D.

      No, what’s REALLY scary is that ANYONE still believes that voting is the least bit legitimate.

      ‘Those same people’ could each ‘vote’ a hundred times, and it would make ZERO difference in the outcome of the (s)election.

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