Tennessee officials urge drivers to use caution around deer
Tennessee officials warn motorists that it's the time of year that they need to be on the lookout for deer on or near roadways.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee officials warn motorists that it's the time of year that they need to be on the lookout for deer on or near roadways.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says deer-related wrecks tend to rise in November and December due to deer mating and hunting seasons.
Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott said in a news release that motorists should be cautious, slow down and stay alert in areas where deer are present.
The agency says since 2011, deer-related crashes in Tennessee have risen more than 26 percent. Through October, there have been 4,223 deer-involved traffic crashes in Tennessee this year.
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