Oklahoma Highway Patrol offers safety tips ahead of eclipse

Posted at 11:35 PM, Aug 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 00:35:17-04

A lot of us don't really have a chance to view the eclipse tomorrow because a lot us are going to be out working.

If you find yourself on the highway during the event, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the last place you should be is parked on the side of the road.

Troopers hope drivers already have a safe place to go.

“What we really want is if you really want to view it take some time out, plan out where you're going to be and stop there so you can have plenty of time," said Trooper Michael Orr.

You might think it would be common sense, but troopers said no one should even think about wearing those eclipse glasses while driving.

Troopers also want drivers to be prepared for when the moon passes between earth and the sun.

“When it turns dark, turn your lights on. Don't rely on your automatic lights to click on for you go ahead and switch your lights on, its two to three's going to be almost like nighttime," said Orr.


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