Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol are warning drivers to slow down when it's raining.
News 5 checked with Sergeant Ken Wright, who told us he always sees an increase in crashes when it's raining.
Even though there is a speed limit, Sgt. Wright says it's for when conditions are perfect and dry. That's why he says its important to ease off the gas pedal in the wet conditions. "Cruise control in the rain, you don't do that. You want to be able to back off the gas a little bit. If you feel the car not feeling comfortable under you, feel it moving a little bit, ease off on the gas," added Sergeant Wright.
Sergeant Wright adds drivers who hydroplane and then crash in the rain can also get a ticket from police for driving too fast for road conditions.