Smart Deer or Dumb People?

A few weeks ago, a woman from the Fargo-Moorhead area called into a radio station for the area and complained that Deer Crossing signs shouldn’t be on heavily populated roads due to not wanting deer to cross at these locations. She of course was operating under the assumption that deer indeed are guided through these areas with some assistance from the signs. Obviously she is wrong, but it is a comical video.

On the other hand, after doing some brief research I discovered that these signs are indeed pointless due to people disregarding the signs in the future if they don’t encounter deer in a particular area. This of course leading to them writing them off as a warning at all in the future.

What do you think about deer signs? Do we know enough about their species movements to designate a special warning sign and place them along roadways, or are they a waste of money?

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