JACKSON, Miss.-- The Mississippi Department of Transportation has a message for motorists as fall approaches the mid-south.
That message, simply put, is to watch out for deer on the Mississippi roadways.
In the press release from MDOT, they note that deer start moving a lot more as temperatures drop.
The peak hours for deer movement are usually dusk and dawn and motorist are urged to be extremely cautious when traveling during those hours.
On average the last five years there have been over 3,100 deer-related accidents in Mississippi and some of them fatal.