Solar Eclipse and Traffic
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible within a band in United States. The path of totality is a thin ribbon that is about 70 miles wide and will cross from West to East of United States. According to NASA, the first point of contact will be Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. It will cross Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The states that will have the eclipse in their path are expecting heavy traffic and blockages of some highways as spectators pull over to watch this.
For our customers that are out there during this time, we would like to give you a list of ways to prepare for any situation that might rise from the traffic that this rare occurrence is sure to bring.
1. Be aware of your route. There will be traffic changes. In order to keep traffic moving, some states will restrict certain exits and road blocks in order to keep traffic moving. Find out which stations give you the most up to date traffic information in order to utilize them along your route.
2. Be prepared with food, water, gas, and bathroom breaks as you may be stuck in your car for a while.
3. Be cautious. In anticipation of emergencies, especially around venues where there are viewing parties, steer off the roads to assists emergency vehicles to get through.
4. Be housed. As many of the hotels and motels have been booked due to high volume of visitors in the path of the eclipse, make sure you have best sleeping accommodations to avoid being tired.
5. Be safe. As always we wish all our customers safe driving and make sure you have plenty of rest.
The Solar Eclipse is a rare opportunity to be seen and we hope that our customers take this chance to view it if they are on its path but safely. Royalty Truck Insurance is here to help you in all your insurance needs and wishes everyone safety on the road.