The Y94 Playhouse radio station in North Dakota received one of the most interesting and funny calls from a listener earlier in October. The caller, known only as Donna, called to complain about the deer crossing signs that are posted on roads across the country. Either this woman was really playing the hosts on that radio show or she really believed the signs caused deer accidents.
Donna even suggested that her three accidents within the past couple of years were related to the posting of the deer crossing signs on the side of roadways. Donna said on the radio show, “My frustration is that Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings in such high traffic areas. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate?”
“Are you kidding?” replied the host of the radio show.
Donna suggested that the signs be posted in areas with low volumes of traffic, such as at school crossings.
“You seem to be under the misunderstanding that the deer are somehow attracted to the deer crossing sign,” the radio show host said.
We have embedded the audio of the phone call in this post for you to enjoy. Donna does not seem to be bothered by the laughing in the background or the responses she is receiving from the hosts.
Donna received a phone call from the radio station a couple of days after the original call. She said, “I feel so stupid. I had no clue that these signs are for us.” You can hear that audio in this post as well.