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Metro Police talk eclipse driving safety

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Everyone - from elementary school students to police officers - is prepared for Monday's rare total solar eclipse. 

Metro Police tell us more officers are scheduled to work as a precaution. Those plans could change depending on the number of visitors who show up. 

Most of Metro's advice is for people who will be on the road. They say the best thing to do would be avoid driving during the peak time. In Savannah, that's around 2:45 p.m. If you have to drive, make sure to turn on your headlights. It may sound like common sense, but don't drive in your eclipse glasses. If you want to watch the eclipse as it's happening, police say to find a safe spot. Do not just pull over on the side of the road. 

Police are preparing for the possible influx of visitors. They're asking drivers to remain patient and to expect traffic delays. 

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