Posted by Jeri Maier (188.8.131.52) on December 21, 2002 at 13:27:28:
DRIVING TIPS FOR HIGHWAY 1; State Highway One through the Big Sur area is recognized as one of the state's most dangerous highways.
Keep these tips in mind when you travel this route:
Drive defensively! You never know what hazard may be behind the next blind corner.
Buckle up! It's the law.
Keep your eyes on the road - if you want to enjoy the scenery, pull over.
Maintain your speed and abide by posted limits. The speed limit is 55MPH unless otherwise posted. Slower traffic should pull over.
When pulling over, avoid quick stops on the unpaved pull outs and shoulders.
Don't pass on the double yellow lines - head-on collisions resulting from unsafe passing are common on this road!
Please DO NOT throw cigarette butts out of your vehicle. Outside of it being distasteful and ugly, it also poses an extreme fire danger.
Driving up and down between Southern and Northern California on PC Highway one is not advisable for the time being. The road condition on Pacific Highway One, espeically around Central Coast from Morro Bay to Big Sur and up to Monterey is only for experience driver for sightseeing and when you are not in a hurry. Please drive carefully - this is narrow and winding road. It is unsuitable for trailer traffic.
If you really want to make the trip you can use Highway 101 which is further inland but you will only see the beaches after Central Coast, when you get to San Francisco.
The current weather condition for Pacific West Coast is rain, and storm resulting from El Nino.
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