Many across the country will have a unique opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
This stellar event brings with it extreme highway congestion and heavy traffic on the interstates. The Missouri Department of Transportation has included these 9 tips to promote safer driving for those out and about during the event:
- Plan ahead and allow extra travel time to reach your viewing location.
- Don’t stop along the interstate and no parking on the shoulder.
- Please exit the highway to stop and view/photograph the solar eclipse.
- Don’t take photos while driving.
- Turn headlights on and do not rely on your automatic headlights.
- Don’t wear “eclipse glasses” while driving.
- Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if possible.
- Watch out for extra pedestrians along smaller roads. People may be randomly parking and walking alongside roads in the hour before the eclipse to get the best viewing.
- Check traffic conditions to avoid congestion or possible accidents.
In Missouri for the day? Swing by MHC’s St. Joseph dealership for its eclipse watch party!