Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The Iowa Department of Transportation issued an important clarification for drivers confused by deer crossing signs: "Deer can't read signs."
The department said in a Facebook post that officials field an unusual question "on a pretty regular basis" from drivers who apparently seem to believe deer crossing signs are placed to tell the animals where they should cross.
"Q. Why don't you put these signs where it is safer for the deer to cross?
A. Deer can't read signs. Drivers can. This sign isn't intended to tell deer where to cross, it's for drivers to be alert that deer have been in this area in the past."