Driver wants deer crossing signs moved to areas with less traffic
“I wanted to voice my opinion on something that’s been bothering me for a really long time. I tried writing the newspaper and contacting TV stations but nobody seems to want to stick with this so I’m calling you guys. Over the past few years I’ve been involved in three separate car accidents involving deer. Each of these incidents occurred shortly after I saw a deer crossing sign on the highway.”
“My frustration is that Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings to be in such high traffic areas. I’ve even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate, such a high traffic area?”
“I understand that deer are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food, but It’s so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where deer are likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. You’d think they would put deer crossings in smaller towns – maybe at a school crossing would be a safer place for them to cross.”
“They can direct the deer population anywhere they want to by moving that deer crossing sign. Why in the world would they place it on the highway or the interstate? There are so many other places I can think of than putting deer crossing signs on busy highways or interstates. The deer crossing sign is there to allow the deer to know that that’s where they need to cross. Don’t put deer crossing signs on the interstate or freeways. Put them in lower traffic areas where it’s a lot slower – small towns – I think school crossings is a good idea.”
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