Grab the wheel of your life! Choose a responsible behavior

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Your behaviour is crucial to guarantee a safe circulation on roads.

WHEN YOU ENTER…BE RESPECTFUL…

AND COMPLIANT WITH PRIORITY RULES

WHEN YOU ENTER…BE RESPECTFUL…

AND COMPLIANT WITH PRIORITY RULES

WE 4 YOU
Since the design phase, ASTM-SIAS operators guaranteed an appropriate marking at motorway crossings, with ac- celeration and deceleration lanes. Variable message signs placed at entry points and along the motorway provide drivers with real time information on traffic and safety problems which might have emerged. As you enter a motorway, remember to be extremely ca- reful, comply with speed limits, drive along the whole ac- celeration lane before passing on another one, in order to have the same speed as the other vehicles and, above all, give priority to traffic approaching on your left. Art. 154 of the Road Code states that, when you join traffic flows, you must be careful not to cause danger or hinder, taking into account the position, speed and distance of the ap- proaching vehicles.

When?
Whenever you enter a motorway from a crossing, parking area or service station.
What?
Drive along the whole acceleration lane to reach the speed of other vehicles, use light indicators to show the other drivers your manoeuvre and watch out for approaching vehicles, always giving them priority.
Why?
The entering manoeuvre should be as careful as pos- sible because the risk in motorways is usually linked with speed difference among vehicles. Then, it is obvious that these big differences are particularly huge when joining the traffic flow from outside. Namely, watch out for bikes! Because they have a smaller front section, they are more difficult to identify and might give the wrong distance im- pression. Furthermore, you need to be particularly careful when there are bikers along the road because they have no cabin protection around them. This means that forcing bikers to jam on the brakes, maybe with slippery roadbed, may make them fall with terrible consequences for the bi- kers themselves, any passenger and even for the passen- gers of other approaching vehicles.

Everybody knows smoking is bad for your health

IT’S EVEN WORSE WHEN YOU DRIVE: TAKE A BREAK AND STOP!

WE 4 YOU
When designing roads, the Operators provide motorway facilities with rest areas, service stations, parking areas and emergency bays located at predetermined distances. Although the Italian territory is rich in mountains and deep valleys, where this kind of safety feature can be barely provided, we dedicate ourselves and our investments in keeping you safe. In return, you are asked to make use of all the means you are offered. Don’t distract your attention, because you may become a danger for yourself and the others. Choose life. Consider that when you are distracted to take a cigarette, light it up, etc. this entails a diversion of your attention that might result in accidents. Furthermore, in the event of a collision, airbags inflate in 30/50 milliseconds at more than 300 km/h and might project your head backwards. Therefore, it is imperative that your headrest is appropriately regulated. During a crash, anything you may be holding in your hand (e.g. pipes, cigars, cigarettes, pens, etc) will be hitting you violently, or even worse will be piercing through your body. In the event of an accident with airbag deployment you risk swallowing a lit cigarette or get burnt by it. Why should you risk so much for something so stupid? Have a break.

When?
Anytime when you drive
What?
Never exclude the possibility of unexpected events. Be extremely careful in any manoeuvre you make and pay attention to the obstacles you encounter over your scenario.
Even if you’re not interested in the fact that lung cancer affects smokers 20 times more than non-smokers, you’d rather think of road safety. Don’t be distracted to light a cigarette while driving. If you can’t do without, stop in a safe place like a service station, and have a break.

Why?
Motorway systems are very safe provided that drivers are attentive. A small distraction may cost very dear to yourself and the other users. Remember that cigarettes increase the dangers you are exposed to in the event of collisions and airbag deployment.

Codice della Strada
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

RUFFLED HAIR OR BROKEN HEAD?

DON’T RUN SUCH RISK: BECOME A BLUE HELMET FOR ROAD SAFETY

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to ensure a good level of grip and evenness of the motorway pavement and aim at pro- viding suitable road beds for bikers. On their side, manufacturers have undertaken to design and homologate their helmets according to the criteria set by UN and EU institutions. Although you might be one of those who (negligently) think that helmets just leave your hair ruffled, you should be aware that fatalities involving bikes are well beyond 1,000 per year considering Italy only. Furthermore, 40% of the conse- quences of such fatalities could be avoided just by wearing a helmet correctly. Yes, you read well! We are talking about almost half of deaths. Now that you know that, you can understand why those who wear a helmet are leaders, not geeks. Respect yourself! Look at yourself in the mirror and swear you’ll wear and duly fasten your helmet before starting the engine.

When?
Every time you ride on a bike or a motor-scooter.
What?
Before starting the engine, check that your helmet is duly fas- tened. If not, it can unfasten and be dropped even before you fall off, crash or slip. If you want to be sure that your helmet is a high quality product, specially designed to protect bikers’ heads in case of road accidents, check for the “R22” label. This means it has www.trip2life.com been tested and homologated according to the stricter criteria worldwide (i.e. UN Regulation 22).
Why?
In case of fall, the damages to your head are due to the impact of your head onto a rigid surface following to an abrupt stop (in addition to excoriations from friction against rough surfaces as asphalt roads). To prevent this kind of damage, you need to mitigate abrupt stops and make them somehow smoother. Remember that, not only do the helmets homolo- gated according to the regulations issued by the European Office for the United Nations save your life, but they also spare you from being fined, having your bike seized, and even 5 points subtracted from your driving license if an over 18 driver wears no helmet or carries a under 18 passenger wearing no helmet. Moreover, remember that bikers making risky ma- noeuvres (e.g., riding in an incorrect position, riding with only one hand on the handlebars without reason, lifting up their front wheel, towing or being towed by another vehicle), as well as bikers carrying a passenger on a vehicle which has no homologation for such purpose are punished by law. Complying with rules means undertaking a battle for civilization and be- coming a leader – a “blue helmet” for road safety.

Steady… ready… go!

BY THE WAY … DID YOU CHECK UP YOUR VEHICLE?

WE 4 YOU
Each and every motorway run by the ASTM-SIAS is monitored from a traffic control centre at your disposal 24/7. The emergency call boxes put the users in direct contact with an operator at the traffic control centre, who is able to detect the call immediately and send forward any emergency unit you may need: the ASTM-SIAS Road user service, Road Police, first aid service (118), or the Firebrigades (115). The national authorities and ASTM-SIAS Operators have gradually improved such user services through International cooperation within the framework of European Programs, an example being the program called EasyWay, co-funded by the EU Commission (DG Move), aiming at improving traffic and emergency management through the implementation of intelligent transportation systems.

The traffic user service operators and Road Police officers are equipped with message signs, flashlights and other tools to control traffic flows in full safety, even in case of accidents and vehicle breakdown.

We are ready to assist you. Neverthless, by checking your vehicle before leaving, you can prevent the use of these services avoiding risks and it is far better.

In case of breakdown, wear your reflective jacket, protect your vehicle, signal your breakdown by means of your warning triangle to keep the other drivers safe and wait for the rescuers in a safe place. Warning! If you decide to jump over the crash barrier, always check what the landscape is like on the other side. You might be on a road bridge or on a overpass or very steep slope, so be extremely careful, especially at night.

When?
Before leaving
What?
It is appropriate to carry out preliminary checks to check the proper functioning of the vehicle. What do you need to check?

Tyre pressure, taking care to check also the wheel/spare wheel; tread consumption and the wear of the tyre “sides”. Always remember that driving with tyres not in perfect condition is very dangerous! Do not leave with the fuel quantity indicator on! Always check the fuel level and fill up the tank, and avoid the risk of a sudden breakdown on the carriageway.
Carry out rigorous inspections also to the air-conditioning and the engine cooling systems, to the cooling liquid thermometer and the light indicating that dangerous temperatures are about to be reached.
Remember also to fill the “windscreen liquid” tank and to check the windscreen wipers which should be replaced every year because rubber deteriorates over time. Before leaving, verify nothing is missing on board: vehicle registration, insurance certificate, green card (if you go abroad), the warning triangle to signal a breakdown, jack and spanners for the wheels bolts. A pair of work gloves are also useful and, if you are travelling by night, a torch and a kit of spare lamps are indispensable.
Check also the engine, gearbox, brakes and, last but not least, the engine coolant oil levels, although modern cars consume little lubricant.
Change the oil filter, if need be, and the diesel filter (if you have a diesel vehicle). If your car has covered more than 30,000 km (or it is older than 5 years) we recommend that you take a look at the distribution belt. The rupture of the belt while driving could cause serious as well as expensive damage to the engine block, in addition to exposing you to dangers. If it is the case, take your car to a garage and do not hesitate to spend a little extra money to prevent problems, rather than suffering the consequences later.

Why?
In order not to be forced to make the journey longer for you and the people who are with you, exposing you and the others to troubles and risks.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) 

MUTUAL RESPECT

IS CRUCIAL TO CIVILIZATION

WE 4 YOU
There are thousands of chances for vehicles and pedestrians to cross each other’s way. According to current statistics, at least one car accident out of ten involves pedestrians. This leads to a huge social and human cost because running over a person has among the most serious consequences of all accidents – one fatality out of seven, thus a higher percentage, involves pedestrians, not to mention cases where people are not killed but permanently injured. People who have to stop on motorways for emergency reasons become pedestrians themselves. Moreover, ASTM-SIAS Motorways are scat- tered with service stations and parking areas with cafes and other services, where pedestrians are obviously found. We do our best and mark out such areas, putting markings and signs to protect pedestrian lanes. Now it’s up to you to comply with the law when you are a pedestrian, i.e., walk only on pave- ments, bays, boulevards and spaces designed for that purpose. If there are no such spaces, or they are cluttered, impracticable or in- sufficient, you must walk cautiously and attentively and be aware that although you have the right to be there, drivers may be less attentive than usual sometimes. When you are driving, remember that the others’ health and safety depend on you and your behaviour, which should never be aggres- www.trip2life.com sive. On the contrary, stop and let pedestrians walk across the road every time you can do it safely, try and protect them with your car, which is clearly more visible for other vehicles.

When?
Every time you are a pedestrian or you cross a pedestrian on your way.
What?
If you are a pedestrian, walk in the spaces provided for that purpose and always have a defensive attitude…when you are in your shoes – don’t take for granted that the vehicles comply strictly with the rules provided for your protection, because drivers may be tired, inattentive or even altered by forbidden substances. If you are a driver, then you are protected by the mass and plate of your vehicle, but the others are not. If you don’t want to run the risk to become a killer, then grab the wheel of your life seriously.
Why?
Pedestrians, cyclists (who cannot ride on motorways but who pay a very high toll in Italy as road casualties, just as high as all motorways), and bikers are the weakest category of road users, and this is why they deserve and need to be given special attention. When remember that you are a pedestrian every time you’re walking. When you’re driving remember that what you have in your hand is a potential weapon that kills tens of thou- sands of lives in Europe every year.

Starting having trouble with your car?

STOP AT A REST AREA!

WE 4 YOU
Stationing on motorway carriageways is very dangerous, and it should be done only in case of extreme emergency. The risk is due to the speed gap between your vehicle (which is stationary) and the vehicles travelling at high speed. This is why motorways include rest areas, parking and emergency bays.
Although the Italian territory is rich in mountains and deep valleys, where this kind of safety feature can be barely provided, we dedicate ourselves and our investments in keeping you safe. In return, you are asked to make use of all the means you are offered. Don’t wait until it’s too late to find a bay.
Always stop where you are not likely to endanger yourself and the other users.

When? If you have a hunch your vehicle is about to have mechanical problems or if it already has, but it may still go on for a while..
What? Don’t run foolish risks! Stop as soon as you can in a safe rest area. Check your vehicle yourself or call the break down service. Use rest areas or parking bays only. In case of real emergency, pull in an emergency bay or, if present, stop along the emergency stopping lane. Do not stop on the carriageway, in a tunnel, or in other place where a stationary vehicle might result in a clear danger.
Why? Remember that if you spot a safe rest area and decide to drive on, you might be unable to reach the next one and be forced to stop on the carriageway, thereby putting your own life and the others’ at risk. Consider this possibility as you detect the first signs of malfunction in your vehicle.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 158 (DIVIETO DI FERMATA E DI SOSTA DEI VEICOLI) 
ART. 159 (RIMOZIONE E BLOCCO DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 161 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA) 
ART. 162 (SEGNALAZIONE DI VEICOLO FERMO) 
ART. 165 (TRAINO DI VEICOLI IN AVARIA) 
ART. 176 (COMPORTAMENTI DURANTE LA CIRCOLAZIONE SU AUTOSTR. E STR. EXTRAUBANE)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 351 (ARRESTI E SOSTE DEI VEICOLI IN GENERALE)
ART. 353 (FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 354 (CONCESSIONE DEL SERIVIZIO DI RIMOZIONE E VEICOLI AD ESSO ADDETTI) ART. 356 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA) 
ART. 357 (PRESEGNALAM E POSIZ DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) 
ART. 358 (TIPO ED OMOLOGAZIONEDEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) 
ART. 359 (CARATTERISTICHE COLORIMETRICHE, FOTOMETRICHE E TECNOLOGICHE DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) 
ART. 374 (SOCCORSO STRADALE E RIMOZIONE)

Access to our motorways is permitted to quick-minded drivers only!

TAKE A STOP

WE 4 YOU
When you drive, you’d better be “off alone than in bad company”. Remember: when “weariness” is your travel mate, then you’re in very bad company.

This is why Motorway Operators designed rest areas, service stations, parking areas and emergency bays to be located at predetermined distances. Although the Italian territory is rich in mountains and deep valleys, where this kind of safety feature can be barely provided, we dedicate ourselves and our investments in keeping you safe. In return, you are asked to make use of all the means you are offered. Don’t wait until it’s too late to pull in a service station and have a rest.

When?
Especially during long journeys.
What?
Lapses of attention on the motorway, due to, e.g., a sense of drowsiness caused by a combination of repetitive visual stimuli and fatigue, are one of the greatest dangers ever to affect drivers. When you travel long distances, it is appropriate to stop frequently and have short breaks or do some exercises. To train your eyes, read road signs or shift your gaze to various points of the carriageway. If you can’t keep your head up or perceive a loss of concentration, even a minimum one, that means you need TO STOP. Rest a bit! Just the time necessary for a 10 or 20 minute rest and then you can drive on.
Why?
The motorway system is designed to be very safe, provided that the drivers are attentive. A slight distraction might cost very dear to you and the other users.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO, FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 175 (CONDIZIONI E LIMITAZIONI DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE SULLE AUTOSTRADE E SULLE STRADE EXTRAURBANE PRINCIPALI)
ART. 176 (COMPORTAMENTI DURANTE LA CIRCOLAZIONE SU AUTOSTR. E STR. EXTRAUBANE)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 351 ARRESTI E SOSTE DEI VEICOLI IN GENERALE)

On the motorway

TURN FORBIDDEN

WE 4 YOU
Since the earliest phases of a project, ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators prepare two-carriageway motorways with physical separation of the two traffic flows. This type of measure allows to ensure a high level of safety, provided that you respect the signs and never make a U-turn on a motorway, especially in case of traffic jam or accident/fire in a tunnel.

When?
When travelling on a motorway.
What?
Never make a U-turn or reverse on the carriageway. In case of traffic jam or accident in a tunnel, stop on the right edge of the carriageway and, in the event of fire, leave the vehicle, if appropriate.
Why?
Drivers who are driving in the proper direction do not expect to meet vehicles travelling contra-flow. Therefore, because they are likely to be unable to stop in time and avoid a collision or shirk your vehicle, they will put their own life and the lives of others at risk.

Road Code
ART. 175 (CONDIZIONI E LIMITAZIONI DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE SULLE AUTOSTRADE E SULLE STRADE EXTRAURBANE PRINCIPALI)
ART. 176 (COMPORTAMENTI DURANTE LA CIRCOLAZIONE SU AUTOSTR. E STR. EXTRAUBANE)

I’ll drive you home tonight

DRINKING IS BAD FOR DRIVERS! DON’T LET THEM DRIVE WHEN THEY DRINK

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to design, construct and manage high-quality roads so that they can be safe and comfortable. However, no road is straight enough when you drank too much or took drugs that are likely to alter your consciousness. Driving when your senses are altered is more than a risky BEHAVIOUR: it’s a criminal attitude. Be careful even when you drink small quantities of spirits, because they can slow down your response. To fight this phenomenon, the Italian legislation has recently tightened the controls both over hauliers, common drivers under 21, and beginners (drivers in their first three years of class “B” driving license). ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators support the enforcement of such behaviours because they are against common sense, if not expressely criminal. This is why ASTM-SIAS provides the Road Police authorities with any means to check blood-alcohol rate of drivers.

When?
When you plan to spend a night out with friends.
What?
Find the appointed driver who will not be drinking that evening.
Why?
The use of alcohol and/or drugs decreases your mental abilities, reduces your concentration and your ability to assess distances and speeds. Your vision is reduced both frontally and laterally, and your sensitivity to dazzling in night driving is increased.
Alcohol and drugs slow down or even hinder your response and can induce hallucinations. The latter cause reckless reactions to unforeseeing situations, even imaginary ones, thereby entailing serious risks for you and the other users.
Choosing not to drink for a night and taking turns as an appointed driver represents a responsible and mature behaviour for your own safety and the others’. Many young people have died or were very seriously injured just for one glass too much.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 186 (GUIDA SOTTO L’INFLUENZA DELL’ALCOOL) 
ART. 186 BIS (GUIDA SOTTO L’INFLUENZA DELL’ALCOOL PER CONDUCENTI DI ETÀ INFERIORE A VENTUNO ANNI, PER I NEO-PATENTATI E PER CHI ESERCITA PROFESSIONALMENTE L’ATTIVITÀ DI TRASPORTO DI PERSONE O DI COSE)
ART. 187 (GUIDA IN STATO DI ALTERAZIONE PSICO-FISICA PER USO STUPEFACENTI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 379 (GUIDA SOTTO L’INFLUENZA DI ALCOOL)

Unsecured cargo

SURE YOU WANT TO PUT THEIR LIVES TO RISK?

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS motorways were designed with wide bending radii in order to allow suitable visibility and good driving comfort. Nonetheless, unexpected events are just round the corner. An accident, or even just a heavy braking, suddenly reduce the speed of a vehicle. When a cargo, may it be inside or outside a vehicle, is unduly secured, it starts shifting even roughly against you or the others. Cargo loss from heavy trucks is a type of accident increasing in frequency and seriousness of consequences. When driving a light vehicle, remember that bicycles are subject to strong wind pressure due to blowing air that are likely to free them from fittings. Read carefully the instructions by the luggage carrier manufacturer because they usually indicate speed restrictions that might be different from standard motorway journey criteria. If you sense your cargo is getting looser as you drive on, stop as soon as you find a fully safeplace and check for it…. and, above all, secure it duly before leaving. Your life and the others’ is in your hands. Choose life.

When?
Whenever you carry a cargo.
What?
Check for any internal and external cargo to be duly secured before leaving in order to prevent any damage and injuries to other road users, yourself and your passengers. Before deciding that a cargo is duly secured, remember that its weight is multiplied by about 22 times when hitting an obstacle at 50 km/h. This means the fastening fittings must be able to counteract a force equal to 1/3 of a ton just to hold a 15 kg bicycle.
Why?
In the event of collision, any unduly secured cargo shifts by inertia, thereby hitting violently against anything on its trajectory. In ordinary conditions, it either falls on the carriageway or hits other vehicles, thereby causing accidents, or it might upset the balance of the latter when not projected outside the vehicle. There are even cases in which heavy-goods vehicles overturned or crashed against other vehicles. Any cargo scattered on the carriageway becomes in its turn a potential risk for the drivers travelling towards that location and for the operators engaged in its removal. The loss of cargo by a heavy truck usually results in the closing of the carriageway, which provokes serious traffic jams.

Code Road
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 161 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA)
ART. 162 (SEGNALAZIONE DI VEICOLO FERMO)
ART. 164 (SISTEMAZIONE DEL CARICO SUI VEICOLI)
ART. 167 (TRASPORTI DI COSE SU VEICOLI A MOTORE E SU RIMORCHI)
ART. 168 DISCIPLINA DEL TRASPORTO SU STRADA DEI MATERIALI PERICOLOSI)
ART. 175 (CONDIZIONI E LIMITAIZONI DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE SULLE AUTOSTRADE E SULLE STRADE EXTRAURBANE PRINCIPALI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 358 (TIPO ED OMOLOGAZIONE DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO)
ART. 356 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA)
ART. 357 (PRESEGNALAM E POSIZ DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO)
ART. 361 (PANNELLI PER SEGNALAZIONE DELLA SPORGENZA LONGITUDINALE DEL CARICO)
ART. 362 (RESTITUZIONE DEI DOCUMENTI)

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Perché ne butti via una? Non lagnarti poi che c’è traffico

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Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

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Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

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Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

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Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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