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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer   (startribune.com) divider line 39
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2013-10-12 01:34:41 AM
Deer are cute but dumb.
 
2013-10-12 01:54:12 AM
Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer Yoopers.
 
2013-10-12 09:17:13 AM

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2013-10-12 09:45:16 AM
They can't read, but they can recognize small pictures of themselves.
 
2013-10-12 09:48:02 AM
Don't want to advertise that the county has dishonest deer and slow children any more.
 
2013-10-12 09:51:17 AM
 
2013-10-12 09:55:41 AM

Tarkus: Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer Yoopers.


www.troll.me
 
2013-10-12 09:55:46 AM
I never understood why they only had signs for developmentally disabled children and not regular children.
 
2013-10-12 09:57:04 AM

SwiftFox: Don't want to advertise that the county has dishonest deer and slow children any more.


There's a sign on a utility pole near my house that says "Blind Person." Can't fool me, that's a utility pole!
 
2013-10-12 09:57:45 AM

rnatalie: They can't read, but they can recognize small pictures of themselves.


That's why you don't see the signs so much anymore. Few of the deer can muster the athletic prowess to leap across the road the way the signs tell them to. They're not freaking ballerinas. They end up just standing around on the side of the road trying to work up the moves, and then they get hit.

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2013-10-12 10:02:44 AM
By associating reading with deer, it's tricking people into thinking that deer have the peoples' best interests in mind. Deer are trying to ingratiate themselves to people with the signs. Wabbit season.
 
2013-10-12 10:08:42 AM

Tarkus: Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer Yoopers.


Silly, Yoopers aren't literate.
 
2013-10-12 10:09:06 AM
Mayhap there should only be signs declaring"Honk if you love Jesus"Or is it Honky if you love....I's corn-fused.
 
2013-10-12 10:11:24 AM
Always thought the "Slow Children" sign attracted more pedophiles because the kids were easier to catch.
 
2013-10-12 10:15:08 AM
Doesn't help that the kid on the sign is dressed like one of the Little Rascals.
 
2013-10-12 10:19:17 AM
They are changing them to this in case M.C. wants to go up there to be arrested.

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2013-10-12 10:24:15 AM
 
2013-10-12 10:33:05 AM

lindseyp: No, subby, they're being moved to less busy roads so that the deer know to cross there and not on busy highways where they cause so many accidents.


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2013-10-12 10:48:26 AM
In Michigan, we think it's funny to put a piece of black electrical tape on the deer crossing sign to make it look like Bambi has a raging hard on. Maine puts up signs that are anatomically correct.
http://sardinereport.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/dot-to-draw-pre-emptiv e- penises-on-road-signs/
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What I think of when I see slow children at play signs.
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2013-10-12 10:54:30 AM

Lord Farkwad: In Michigan, we think it's funny to put a piece of black electrical tape on the deer crossing sign to make it look like Bambi has a raging hard on. Maine puts up signs that are anatomically correct.


how enterprising. In Montana, we just shoot holes in all the signs. Extra points for getting Bambi right in the heart.
 
2013-10-12 10:58:17 AM
There's too many bloody signs on the roads in Minnesota. They just rebuilt a road near my girlfriends house where in about a 1/4-1/2 mile stretch of road there must be at least 20 signs. This is not a freeway, this is a highway, this is a city street that is mostly two lanes with an occasional middle turn lane. This is not in a major downtown area, this is in a suburb next to where the city meets the country.

Driving on this section of road is a visual overload. It also happens to border a park reserve where they have lots of deer. If they did add a deer sign (there might even be one) no one would ever notice because it would be lost in the clutter of all the other signs.
 
2013-10-12 11:20:28 AM
If you're driving along the road in Utah and you see this, maybe you should stop for the night. Because when those laser eyes start staring at you, you won't be moving another mile.

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2013-10-12 11:36:18 AM

dennysgod: Tarkus: Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer Yoopers.

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Da Yoopers is to(2) territories away from Manysnowta.
 
2013-10-12 11:42:36 AM
www.earthrangers.com

Here's a slightly more realstic approach:  put your head down and run like Hell. Must be hard to do with a gimp leg like that, though.
 
2013-10-12 11:43:53 AM
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2013-10-12 12:00:26 PM
I always thought such signs were more for traffic control because they prolly work better than a speed limit sign.  "Slow down, Dad, so you don't kill Bambi!"
 
2013-10-12 12:17:50 PM
Why phase them out instead of yanking them out all at once?
 
2013-10-12 12:22:55 PM
Deer do not cross roads at the deer crossing signs.  I found out the hard way when a deer leaped out in front of my Mercury Tracer on US 69 south of Albert Lea.

That was my favorite car too.
 
2013-10-12 02:07:40 PM

abhorrent1: Please move the deer crossing

/hur


Yeah I never been able to figure out if she was trolling or just stupid.
 
2013-10-12 02:09:26 PM

Lord Farkwad: In Michigan, we think it's funny to put a piece of black electrical tape on the deer crossing sign to make it look like Bambi has a raging hard on. Maine puts up signs that are anatomically correct.
http://sardinereport.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/dot-to-draw-pre-emptiv e- penises-on-road-signs/


What I think of when I see slow children at play signs.


Im gonna have to get some helmet kid stickers to modify some slow children signs.
 
2013-10-12 02:43:03 PM
You boys like Mexico??

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Welcome to Baja... where the vacas think they're rhinos
 
2013-10-12 04:38:35 PM

Tarkus: Deer crossing signs being removed in Minnesota due to low literacy rate among deer Yoopers.


Yoopers are not native to MN. Granted, there is an occasional one who wanders our of his territory, across Wisconsin, and into MN.

Or dey go tru Canada, up Nort, ey?
 
2013-10-12 10:34:25 PM
Living in Florida might explain this sign that I pass on occasion.
 
2013-10-12 11:14:43 PM
FTFA: In Carver County, officials are removing them because, they say, there's no evidence that they cause motorists to slow down, and could give parents a false sense of security.

My money says they are removing the signs because of the high cost to maintain or replace them. It is a money saving move on the county's part, and I am alright with this.
 
2013-10-12 11:43:52 PM

DigitalCoffee: Living in Florida might explain this sign that I pass on occasion.


Is it sad that I knew exactly where that was before I read the address info?

/FIT grad
 
2013-10-13 02:22:50 AM
Not too far from where I live they are just about to open a $5.5M wildlife bridge. I shiat you not.

http://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/224493661.html
 
2013-10-13 04:39:01 AM
The deer crossing signs will never work until they paint lines on the road to show the deer where to cross.
 
2013-10-13 11:22:30 AM
""The signs that are out there need to be useful," said Kate Miner, the county's traffic engineer. "If we clutter our roadways with signs, it just kind of all becomes background noise after a while."

Please tell this to PennDOT. Their overhead electronic message boards on the beltway, which originally were intended for messages on emergencies and traffic conditions, are now mostly used for promotional messages and general safety tips. It's gotten bad enough that you just tune them out, until one day you pass one and wait, did that one actually have something relevant to say about the interchange ahead? shiat.
 
2013-10-13 11:41:48 AM
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