Why deer crossing signs have disappeared from Minnesota highways


September 19, 2022

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

Deer crossing signs have disappeared from Minnesota highways.

Deer crossing signs once were a common sight on Minnesota highways, but not any more.

Over the past decade, the yellow diamond-shaped signs bearing an image of a deer have all but vanished from state roads. It's mainly because drivers didn't heed the warnings to slow down and look for deer, said Chris Smith, a wildlife ecologist with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

"We didn't see changes in human behavior," Smith said.



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Must be moving them to a safer location like school crossings and such haha


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