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.

Pets on board!

USE THE APPROPRIATE GRIDS

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 if you are bothered by your pet while driving. Lapses of attention increase the risks for you and the others.
Do not dump pets on the motorway. It is a mean BEHAVIOUR that puts the lives of other travelers at risk.

When?
When you travel with a pet on board.
What?
Always place him/her behind the appropriate grids to prevent them from behaving in a way that can distract the driver.
Why?
To be sure the pet can never interfere with the driver.

Road Code
ART. 169 (TRASPORTO DI PERSONE, ANIMALI E OGGETTI SUI VEICOLI A MOTORE)

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)

Snow

WINTER TYRES & TYRE CHAINS, PLEASE!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to ensure a good level of grip and evenness of the motorway pavement through maintenance works and periodical survey campaigns monitored by the Independent Supervisory Authority (IVCA/ANAS). In the operational phase, Motorway Operators ensure smooth winter viability through salt spreading and removal of snow from the carriageway.
There are days when the mountainous nature of Italy tries to regain control over human projects and works.In such days, the Road Police and the Operator are forced to lean over backwards to manage all traffic issues. They collaborate with “Viabilità Italia”, the national centre for viability coordination at the Ministry of Internal affaires, chaired by the Director of the Road Police Services.
In addition, the centre includes the presence of representatives from the Fire Brigades of the Emergency Service and Civil Defence Department, the Department of Public Security and Department of territorial and internal affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructures, the Ministry of Transports, the Civil Protection Department, Carabinieri, Anas, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (Aiscat) and National Railways; last but not least, the activities of the centre are supported by IVCA and ANCI.
We invest our resources. We get organized and try to be ready to face winter-related issues.However, when it snows, no road is rough enough if you drive on it with unsuitable tyres.
One single vehicle stationing sideways in the snow is enough to make things difficult, when not impossible.In such conditions, arterial motorways get blocked by frost and many people are exposed to enormous hardships and personal risks.

When?
In winter months.
What?
Before driving on motorways, look for information on viability (some stretches must be driven through with winter tyres only). If you are a frequent driver, it is convenient to replace summer tyres with the most suitable winter types designed for snow and wet roadbed. Winter tyres are designed to endure chill and to be able to ensure the right grip on road surfaces covered with snow. If you are a casual driver, always carry tyre chains with you, ready for prompt use. They should be used on roads covered with snow only, otherwise you risk jeopardizing driving safety and damaging the roadbed.
Why?
When turning or braking on snow-covered roads, your car shows a lower grip. In addition to that, the snow packed on the roof might shift on the windshield while braking, thereby reducing your visibility. If possible, you’d better remove it before leaving, just as any ice crust on your windshield, either through an antifreeze or a suitable scraper.
However, it’s crucial never to be caught by surprise by snow. You could be driving a heavy truck having problems and have to stop in the middle of the road, thereby blocking the whole route and creating risks for everybody and damage and discomfort for many.

Road Code
ART. 1 LEGGE 120 DEL 29 LUGLIO 2010 (RECANTE MODIFICHE AL CODICE DELLA STRADA)
ART. 6 (REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE FUORI DEI CENTRI ABITATI)
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

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)

Distance!!! … Please …

DISTANCE MEANS SAFETY! EVEN WHEN YOU’RE QUEUING…

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to maintain facilities in good conditions and improve safety standards. The safety performances of the motorway network are a feather in the cap as compared to the other roads. Tunnels are even safer.
But … remember that a wrong BEHAVIOUR may worsen the situation and put lives at risk. For instance, vehicles too close to each other in a fire make it spread from one to the next in an eye blink. As a result, many vehicles burn together and no safety system can ever deal with that.

When? When queuing, especially inside tunnels, keep a correct safety distance.
What? Even when you’re queuing, distance and a good safety margin are essential to avoid accidents and mitigate their effects once they have occurred, both in tunnels and open air. 
Why even when I’m queuing? In the event of a fire in a tunnel, vehicles stationing too close to each other favour fire spreading. When vehicles are too close to each other, it is impossible to manoeuvre them, consequently, they hinder the passage of emergency vehicles. If you stop too close to the vehicle before, you risk becoming a harmless spectator of events because you’re stuck between two vehicles, and by your own bad choices..

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART.149 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
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. 348 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI)

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) 

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)

NEVER EVER MAKE A DOUBLE OVERTAKING

NEVER!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorways were designed with a geometry adapts to en- sure travelling comfort, speed and safety, as long as you don’t overcome speed limits. Motorway technicians are very attentive in maintaining both road markings and bed in good conditions. However, it is unfair to waste such a commitment, which is aimed at providing wide safety margins to travellers. Motorways are not a Grand Prix route, and road users are not “hurdles”, but people who are travelling in full right of mobility. If stunned by a risky manoeuvre, they could have unpredicted reactions, such as steering or jamming on the brakes. Those who are really “mad” for bikes knows it very well and comply with rules and common sense criteria, keeping themselves and those who travel around them safe. Art. 144 of the Road Code allows to travel in two parallel lines in car- riageways with at least two lanes per direction, when traffic is heavy and speed is linked to and influenced by the presence of other vehicles. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean you can overtake here and there, as you wish. In these regards, art. 148 of the Road Code states that in roads provided with more than one lane per direction, overtaking is allowed only along the lane on the left of the vehicle you want to pass. Transgressors will be given “heavy” sanctions, including suspen- sion of their driving license. Moreover, we remind you that, thanks to special agreements between ASTM-SIAS companies and the Ministry of the Interiors, www.trip2life.com intense road patrolling is ensured on motorways by dedicated squads of Road Police.

When?
When you’re riding a bike and you see a vehicle overtaking another one.
What?
Comply with speed limits, keep appropriate safety distance, and overtake only when the overtaking lane is free. If so, overtaking on motorways is a safe manoeuvre both for bikers and drivers, no sanctions are applied and, above all, very serious accidents are prevented.
Why?
Although you think you have enough space “to do it” with your bike, the real space between the car you’re trying to overtake and guard rails may not be sufficient. The car is running and the “psycho technical” space, i.e., the space you need to pass a ve- hicle, increases with speed. A small swerve of your bike or of the vehicle you’re overtaking is enough for a crash – if a loose tar- paulin or the wing mirror “hit” the bike handlebars, the biker will be thrown down on the asphalt at 130 km/h, while their bike will fall down, crash on the running car on the overtaking lane, and another vehicle travelling along the right lane…my God! You’d rather be a little patient and wait some seconds to make a safe overtaking (with no sanctions) than gain a bunch of minutes putting your life and the others’ at risk.

SLY DRIVERS ON THE EMERGENCY LANE

BUT DO THEY KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES?

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS operators have undertaken an everyday passio- nate work to improve the conditions of licensed roads. Along with the Road Police, they even assume (personal) operating risks needed to protect motorways users and make roads safer and clear, thus preventing traffic from slowing down, which is in itself a risk for road users. This is why they remind you that emergency lanes is a priority passage for rescue and first aid squads, which means that they are dedicated to control, aid and rescue vehicles. These lanes should be used only for that purpose – and let’s hope they are seldom used for it, by the way. As far as ordinary users are concerned, they have the right to stop there in case of breakdown or difficulty only, which makes it impos- sible or too risky to go on. All vehicles not intended for control or rescue are expressly denied to access to such lane by the Road Code. According to the current law, in case of forced stop, it is for- bidden to get out of the vehicle without wearing the reflective jackets, which should be homologated and bear the CE label www.trip2life.com (it must be kept in the cabin, not in the boot).

When?
All the time when you’re driving on a motorway.
What?
Never drive along the emergency lane for a short or a long trip either, to pass traffic jams or queues or for any other reasons not directly connected to situations of real emergency. If you are forced to stop along such lane, re- member that according to the Road Code your stop there should be as short as possible (usually not more than a few minutes, and never longer than 3 hours). Remember that it is forbidden to drive in reverse on this lane.
Why?
Stationing or driving unduly along a space which was designed to ease the circulation of rescue vehicles is an obnoxious action. If such violation is committed to save time to the detriment of other people, thus preventing ac- cess to rescue vehicles, is even irresponsible and despicable, because this could seriously damage people, slow down ambulances and other rescue vehicles which are there to protect public interests.

Any trouble? Can you make it a little farther?

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. In the event of a mechanical breakdown, try to drive your vehicle as far as the closest safe rest area if you can. If you had a puncture and have to change a tyre, you’d rather risk the rim than your life, wouldn’t you? When? Inside a tunnel or on a motorway carriageway, if you realize your vehicle is on the verge of a breakdown. What? If possible, get out of the tunnel. If it’s too long, stop in a parking bay and push the red button on the emergency call box. The same is to be done even outside a tunnel. Never stop on the carriageway! Why? A vehicle stationing on a motorway carriageway is in danger of being bumped into by other vehicles travelling at high speed. 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 PRINCIPALI) 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 OMOLOGAZIONE DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) ART. 359 (CARATTERISTICHE COLORIMETRICHE, FOTOMETRICHE E TECNOLOGICHE DEL SEGNALE MOBILE DI PERICOLO) ART. 374 (SOCCORSO STRADALE E RIMOZIONE)  

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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)

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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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