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The first cross-country solar eclipse is next week!

AAA is offering some tips to keep you safe if you happen to be on the road during the eclipse on August 21.

• Keep headlights on.
• Put the sun visor down to block your view of the sun.
• Do NOT wear eclipse glasses while driving.
• Do NOT try to photograph or video the eclipse while driving.
• Do NOT pull over to the side of the road, highway or interstate to view the eclipse.
• Exit the roadway and park in a safe area away from traffic to view the eclipse.
• Be mindful of pedestrians that many be walking around with their eyes on the sky.

The eclipse is estimated to block out 90% of the sun at peak totality.