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Driver Safety Tips for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017

The AAA foundation released tips for drivers during the solar eclipse.

With monumental events like the eclipse, it is important to be prepared for anything that can happen.

Keep these tips in mind if you are going to be traveling during this once in a lifetime experience.

  • Do not attempt to view the eclipse while driving. Exit the roadway and park in a safe area away from traffic. The peak will last between 2-3 minutes.
  • Avoid looking directly at the sun without proper eye protection. Solar filters or “eclipse glasses” are the safest way to view the eclipse.
  • Do not wear special protection glasses while operating a vehicle. Stop your car in a safe place to view this event.
  • Drive safely. Do not let the excitement of this event distract you or make you become aggressive.
  • Turn your headlights on. Do not rely on auto lights during this event. You will be more visible to other motorists and have higher visibility in front of you.
  • Watch out for pedestrians. People could be stopped anywhere to view the eclipse.
  • Be on alert for distracted drivers. Others may be watching the event while driving, so keep additional space between you and other vehicles and reduce your speed.

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