Grab the wheel of your life! Choose a responsible behavior

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Orange plate? Hazardous materials!

WARNING! DOUBLE YOUR SAFETY DISTANCE

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. Moreover, we all need fuel, therapeutic oxygen, and many other products whose transport is dangerous because of their intrinsic nature.
This type of transport requires special vehicles, driven by staff with specific qualifications.
The local Health Services and the Italian Fire Brigades are ready to intervene and handle emergencies daily. However, full prevention on the roads avoids dangers to users’ safety.
When you drive you must always be cautious, but even more when the risk is very high. FOR GREATER CAUTION, DOUBLE YOUR SAFETY DISTANCE WHEN THE VEHICLE BEFORE YOU BEARS AN ORANGE PLATE ON THE BACK. IF YOU HAVE TO OVERTAKE IT, DO IT WITH THE UTMOST CAUTION.

When?
When you come across a vehicle showing orange panels in addition to the number plate. In that case, you must be aware that the vehicle is transporting hazardous material as defined by the following table:

– Class 1 Explosives

– Class 2 Compressed, liquefied or dissolved gases

– Class 3 Flammable liquids

– Class 4.1 Flammable solids

– Class 4.2 Substances subject to spontaneous combustion

– Class 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, release flammable gases

– Class 5.1 Oxidizing substances

– Class 5.2 Organic peroxides

– Class 6.1 Toxic substances

– Class 6.2 Repugnant substances that can cause infections

– Class 7 Radioactive material

– Class 8 Corrosive substances

– Class 9 Otherwise dangerous materials


What do I have to do?
Keep it at a distance and double your caution measures.

Why?
I Vehicles bearing an orange plate on the back in addition to number plates usually transport dangerous goods. When you see this type of vehicle you must be particularly careful, because an accident involving it may have very severe consequences on people, facilities and environment. The so-called “hazard plates” are used to indicate the transportation of dangerous goods. They are divided in two parts including:
* the “hazard identification number” or Kemler number above the median line
* the “substance identification number or UN number” below the median line, to allow you to identify the substance exactly.

33
1114

BENZOLE

The first digit of the hazard identification number indicates the main danger as follows:

2 Gas
3 Flammable liquid
4 Flammable solid
5 Oxidizing substance or organic peroxide
6 Toxic substance
8 Corrosive


The second and the third digits indicate the secondary dangers:

0 No meaning
1 Explosion
2 Release of gas
3 Flammable
5 Oxidizing properties
6 Toxicity
8 Corrosivity
9 Risk of spontaneous reaction due to decomposition or polymerization


When the first two digits are the same, it indicates an increased main danger.
Example:

66 Extremely toxic substance
33 Extremely flammable liquid (flash-point below 21°C)
88 Extremely corrosive substance
22 Refrigerated gas
42 Solid which, in contact with water, can release gas
X Substance which reacts violently with water
X333 Spontaneously flammable liquid, which reacts dangerously with water
X423 Flammable solid which reacts dangerously with water and can develop flammable gases


An “X” before the hazard identification number reminds you that the substance is highly reactive to water (holeum, calcium carbide, etc).

Here are some examples:

30
1202

DIESEL

 

33
1114

PETROL

 

68
****

HIGHLY CORROSIVE SUBSTANCE

55
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STRONGLY OXIDIZING SUBSTANCE

Road Code
ART. 168 (DISCIPLINA DEL TRASPORTO SU STRADA DEI MATERIALI PERICOLOSI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 365 ( DEFINIZIONI)
ART. 366 (CIRCOLAZIONE DEI VEICOLI CHE TRASPORTANO MERCI PERICOLOSE)
ART. 370 (INCIDENTI IN CUI SIANO COINVOLTI VEICOLI CHE TRASPORTANO MERCI PERICOLOSE)

Do you have any problem?

DON’T RUN FOOLISH RISKS: CALL US! WE’LL RUSH TO KEEP YOU SAFE

WE 4 YOU
The Road Police and ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators ensure non-stop road assistance services. Our mission is to help you and keep you safe. We’re not superheroes, though – we’re simply equipped with luminous signs, flashlights, fixed signs, flags and, last but not least, the skills to manage traffic as it should. Stationing in the middle of the carriageway is extremely dangerous. Call us immediately.
The sooner you call us, the faster the rescuer will come to you, which means a lower risk for yourself and for the other users.

When? In any dangerous situation and whenever you stop on the carriageway and your vehicle can’t go on.
What? According to the situations, consider getting out of your car, help the other passengers to do the same, and make use of the emergency shoulders to run away. A car stationing in the middle of the lane is a danger even for its passengers. Before getting out of the vehicle, wear your reflective jacket and ask your passengers to do the same. Use the emergency call boxes to ask for the help of the Motorway Operator or Road Police. Keep a copy of “In Autostrada” – the Aiscat magazine where you can find all essential telephone numbers for travelers – in your car, or just look for the information you need on www.aiscat.it (Aiscat website) or www.autostradafacendo.it (ASTM-SIAS Group).
Why? If you don’t call us promptly, you can put your own life and the others’ at risk.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 161 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA) ART. 162 (SEGNALAZIONE DI VEICOLO FERMO) 
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 PRINCIPALI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 351 (ARRESTI E SOSTE DEI VEICOLI IN GENERALE)
ART. 356 (INGOMBRO DELLA CARREGGIATA) COMMA 3 
ART.357 (PRESEGNALAM E POSIZ DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) 
ART. 358 (TIPO ED OMOLOGAZIONEDEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO)
ART. 374 (SOCCORSO STRADALE E RIMOZIONE)

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)

To be informed is to be safe

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE OUR MESSAGES

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators ensure active surveillance throughout motorways from a dedicated traffic control centre open 24/7. Patrols from both the Road Police and Motorway Operator are on non-stop duty on the road to keep an eye on traffic through videocameras and weather sensors.
The Road Police and Motorway Operator provides you with the latest information available in real time on radio channels, traffic lights and variable message signs. In addition to that, the national authorities and ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators participate in European Programs, e.g. EasyWay, a program co-funded by the European Commission (DG Move) aimed at implementing intelligent transportation systems so to favour the development of equal services over the whole European network, e.g., variable message signs reading journey times, possible inconveniences or dangers along the route.
Our daily mission is to provide accurate and reliable information so that you can take appropriate decisions for your journey and make it safer and as much comfortable as possible. This is why you are asked to take our messages into consideration and contribute to make roads safer and more efficient for yourself and the other users with a wise behaviour.

When?
Before leaving or whenever you’re driving through a motorway..
What?
Before leaving, get information on the stretch you have to drive through. Our websites provide real time information on traffic conditions. When travelling, read attentively and keep strictly to the instructions provided in real time via radio and variable message signs.
Why?
To prevent risks and unforeseen events and make your own and the other users’ journey more comfortable.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

FREEDOM? WE LOVE IT! BUT FOR WHOM?

KEEP YOUR DOG LEASHED, PLEASE.

WE 4 YOU
The traffic flow on ASTM-SIAS motorways is secured by thousands of kilometers of fences along its borders to prevent stray animals from entering it. The maintenance service of SIAS motorways per- manently works to keep fences as intact and effi- cient as possible. During long car trips, remember to care for the needs of any passenger or animal travelling with you. The service stations scattered along the motorway network include pedestrian areas, green areas or flowerbeds where you can walk your dog. However, for the safety of your dog… and of all the people travelling on the mo- torway, dogs must be kept on the leash so that they will not run away towards the road due to an unfamiliar environment or unusual event.

When?
Every time your dog gets out of the car.
What?
Keep your dog on the leash when close to a road driven through by vehicles.
Why?
Because complying with simple rules of common sense can prevent irreparable disasters: your dog might be run over by a car and cause a serious accident. Unleashing your dog is not re- spectful. In addition, it puts not only your life on the risk but also the life of people travelling along the road. A careless action might have fatal consequences. Your (leashed) dog is free to walk in the green areas of service stations or in the parking zones. This is freedom for all, with mutual respect.

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.

What if I stop here?

NO WAY!!! IN REST AREAS & SERVICE STATIONS ONLY, PLEASE.

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. Stop only when you are not likely to endager yourself and the other users.

When?
Whenever you drive on a motorway.
What?
Do not risk. Never stop on zebra-crossed areas, cross-connections or in any space other than those explicitely intended as rest areas.
Why?
Motorway operators and designers have attentively analysed the facility. If a space is not indicated as a rest area that means manoeuvring or stationing there poses objective risks. Do not put your own life and others’ at risk this way. Get to the next rest area.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
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)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO, FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 158 (DIVIETO DI FERMATA E DI SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)

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

Exodus: we are here to serve you at best

MAKE SMART CHOICES AND TRAVEL IN FULL SAFETY

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to maintain the facility and improve safety standards, to build it in a way suitable to ensure safe and comfortable journeys through the introduction of rest and parking areas and emergency bays, and to offer information services in accordance with the highest European standards thanks to the participation of Italian authorities and themselves to European programs. One of them is EasyWay, a program co-funded by the European Commission (DG Move), aimed at improving traffic information systems for users through the implementation of intelligent transportation systems.
The Motorway Operators ensure active surveillance throughout motorways from a dedicated traffic control centre open 24/7, especially during the summer exodus for holidays.
Patrols from both the Road Police and Motorway Operator are on non-stop duty on the road to keep an eye on traffic through videocameras and radars.
The Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, the Road Police and Motorway Operators provides you with the latest information available in real time through dedicated radio channels, traffic lights and variable message signs. However, no road will ever be large enough and ensure smooth traffic flows if the whole population decides to leave for a journey at the same time. Make smart choices intelligent choices so as not to worsen traffic conditions.

When?
In mass holidays and mass departure times; on a return journey from weekends or holidays.
What?
Plan your departure taking the traffic forecasts into account (if possible delay or anticipates your departure by avoiding peak times) and keep informed along the journey. Check the vehicle properly, before the journey. Fix the cargo you are carrying, both on the luggage carrier and inside the vehicle and the passenger compartment. In the event of a collision, a loose cargo could turn into a real “crazy bullet”. Avoid any objects that might impair the driver’s rear view. Don’t leave for a journey in the hottest hours of the day and aerate your adequately before getting into it. Turn the air conditioning on and set a suitable internal temperature, about 5 degrees below the outside temperature. Don’t forget to bring sufficient water with you in the event of unforeseen queues. Fasten your seat belts, both in the front and in the back seats, and secure infant car seats. Before placing the children on the seat, verify it is not overheated. Do not leave people in the car parked in the sun even for short periods. Comply with speed limits and safety distances. Travel after having rested and stop as you first feel tired in order to “stretch your legs a bit”. Stop only in the service stations and parking areas. During the stops, avoid eating too quickly and above all do not drink alcohol, even in the quantity admitted by law. In the event of an accident, use the SOS/emergency call boxes, dial 113 for the Police, 118 for an ambulance, and 115 for fire brigades. Be informed when you travel: tune on the dedicated radio frequencies indicated along the motorways or call the Traffic Call Center suggested by the motorway operator that you are driving on (see www.aiscat.it or www.autostradafacendo.it). Stop on the emergency lane or in a parking area only in the event of a breakdown or if not feeling well. Dial 113 from your mobile phone to ask for help. Always use the freest lane on the right-hand side.
Why?
“Smart departures” do not only mean leaving at 5 in the morning or late in the evening to be able to travel smoothly. A smart attitude should begin home, even before you start your engine, and end when you got to your destination safely. You’d rather be farsighted and give a look before leaving than waste hours, even days, travelling or risk serious accidents.

Road Code 
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

Distraction?

BE WATCHFUL ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU DRIVE

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.
Do not get distracted with the risk of representing a danger for you and the others. If you need to make a phone call, look on the map, or GPS navigation system or send a message, please stop in a rest area or a service station. Spend two minutes to safeguard your own and other people’s lives. Choose life.

When?
Any time when driving.

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.
Whatever the reason and urgency for distraction might be, stop in a rest area or a service station. Emergency lanes and bays are reserved for emergency and crisis situations.

Why?
Motorway systems are very safe provided that drivers are attentive. A small distraction may cost very dear to yourself and the other users.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

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Perchè ti salva la vita

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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)

source: SINECO
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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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