Driving during a Solar Eclipse

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  1. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I am quite likely to be driving in ohio monday afternoon, during the solar eclipse....
    I wonder what behavior i will se on the road when this happens. Perhaps people who might come to a complete stop in lane, not see where they are going because they look up and jerk the wheel, etc.
    I also wonder where people might pull over and stand..... how many instances of Darwinism might i see or worse experience ?
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I think you're overthinking this a little bit. Do you remember the last one? It's basically just like dusk and dawn, just happens slightly faster.

    We were sitting in a parking lot during the last one right up against patch of woods. The weirdest thing was that all the crickets and bugs get confused and start making noise like they do it dusk. That was weird.
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I know the eclipse has a lot of interest. People paying crazy prices for hotel rooms etc. I probably will be working, but even if not, even in the better viewing areas, the time of total eclipse will be around 5 minute. Where I live 1 min 20 seconds is predicted. And then those several hundred thousand of predicted viewers from elsewhere will be hitting the road at the same time. Going to be interesting.
     
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