FHWA Urges Drivers to Prepare Total Solar Eclipse Travel | US Department of Transportation
National Information Links
- 2017 Solar Eclipse – Transportation Fact Sheet for State and Local Departments of Transportation
- National Operations Center of Excellence – 2017 Solar Eclipse
- NASA Main Site for Eclipse 2017
- National Park Service – 2017 Solar Eclipse
- National Weather Service – 2017 Solar Eclipse
Please follow these tips to drive safely on the day of the solar eclipse:
- Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder during the event.
- Exit the highway to safe location to view and/or photograph the eclipse.
- Don’t take photographs while driving!
- Don’t try to wear opaque eclipse glasses while operating a vehicle.
- Turn your headlights on — do not rely on your automatic headlights when the eclipse blocks out the sun.
- Watch out for pedestrians along smaller roads. People may be randomly parking and walking alongside the roadside in the hours around the eclipse to get the best view.
- Prepare for extra congestion especially on the interstates in the path on the day before, day of and day after the eclipse.
- Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if you can.