The Tennessee Highway Patrol is warning drivers to stay safe this fall as more deer are expected to be in roads.
According to THP, last year there were 1,317 deer-related crashes in November. That's 589 more than there were the previous month.
THP attributes the increase in deer to mating and hunting seasons. THP trooper John Woods told 10News drivers need to be careful.
"Just be observant, watch the sides of the roads, obey the limit, wear your seat belt," he said.
Between 2007 and 2011, 9.2 percent of deer-related crashes occurred on interstate highways.
THP: County-by-County Crash stats
Patti Fox, of Dandridge, had her accident happen on a Jefferson City Road last June. The deer she hit did not injure her, however it did break her headlights and damage the hood of her car.
"Luckily, I had my seat belt on," she said.
Fox said the accident has caused her to drive more cautiously.
"Oh yes, big time, because you never know," she said.
THP advises that if you see a deer crossing a road, you can expect more to follow. It is often the second or third deer that gets hit.