Safe Driving Tips for 2017's Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse Watch Party at MHC Kenworth - St. Joseph

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:

  1. Plan ahead and allow extra travel time to reach your viewing location.
  2. Don’t stop along the interstate and no parking on the shoulder.
  3. Please exit the highway to stop and view/photograph the solar eclipse.
  4. Don’t take photos while driving.
  5. Turn headlights on and do not rely on your automatic headlights.
  6. Don’t wear “eclipse glasses” while driving.
  7. Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if possible.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!

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