We are just a few short days away from the Great North American Solar Eclipse, and as we prepare to not see the sun during the day time, or as Alaska calls it, "January," many AAA clubs, from Kansas to California, have put out some safe driving tips for the Eclipse.

The big one is obviously be alert, and that's good advice in general, eclipse or not. But especially be alert as you'll have to deal with people on the side of the road and pedestrians trying to get a view of the eclipse.

Do not attempt to view the eclipse or take photos or video of the eclipse. Do not wear eclipse glasses while driving. If you do find yourself on the road between 1:00pm and 1:30pm CDT on Monday, keep an eye out for pedestrians, turn your headlights on, and put your visor down to block the eclipse.

Just be extra careful out there if you're on the road. But if at all possible, maybe avoid the road Monday afternoon. Take a few minutes and marvel at the beauty of the North American Eclipse. While not entirely "once-in-a-lifetime," as some outlets are reporting, we are only expected to get about seven more in the next 100 years that cover a part of the United States, only three of which will go (essentially) coast to coast. So it is a rare opportunity you don't want to miss.

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