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.

Sleepy … Maybe you make it.

DO YOU REALLY MEAN TO BET YOUR FRIENDS’ LIVES TO FIND IT OUT?

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?
Whenever you drive a car you shouldn’t be altered by weariness or other factors.
What?
When you drive, you should be completely awake to prevent drowsiness, a sudden trouble which is seldom announced by precursory signs.
At the first signs of weariness, pull immediately in a service station. Have regular rests of 10/20 min every two hours, even if you feel rested.

Why?
Sleep and weariness are among the most insidious enemies of drivers. It is estimated that they are the cause of 15 to 40% of the most serious accidents, most of the times associated with precise concurrent causes, such as alcohol and drugs use or heavy meals. Moreover, numberless accidents are avoided by a whisker. We feel rather classist in saying this but we want only “quick minded” drivers on our motorways. Help us and choose life.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

 

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)

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)

Queuing in a tunnel

KILL THE ENGINE TO KEEP THE AIR YOU BREATH HEALTHY

WE 4 YOU ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators equipped all tunnels longer than 1,000 m with mechanical ventilation systems. A recently approved European directive and the Italian law confirmed the criteria so far adopted. The ventilation systems in our tunnels are rather powerful. However, a correct BEHAVIOUR of drivers results in lower pollution levels, for your own comfort. When? When queuing in a tunnel What? Kill the engine Why? To keep the air you breathe healthy in an enclosed space like a tunnel, so to protect your own comfort and the other users’. Road Code ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) ART. 157 (ARRESTO, FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI) Road code implementation regulations ART. 135 (SEGNALI UTILI PER LA GUIDA) COMMA 10

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)

Fire!! In a tunnel…

RUN! DON’T GO BACK FOR YOUR BELONGINGS!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators equipped all tunnels longer than 1,000 m with a mechanical ventilation systems.
A recently approved European directive and the Italian law confirmed the criteria so far adopted.
The ventilation systems in our tunnels are rather powerful. However, in the event of a main fire, smoke might be beyond the control of the ventilation system or the Fire brigades. In the early stages of a fire, hot smokes rise upwards; then, as they expand under the tunnel vault, they cool down and that’s when they may surround you.
It is unwise to hover about in the fire scene or to go back to recover your belongings. Leave your wallet there and save your life!

When? In the event of a fire in a tunnel, especially when heavy-goods vehicles are involved.
What? Stop along the right edge of the carriageway, clear the overtaking lane and leave enough room for the rescuers to pass. Wear your reflective jacket, get out of your vehicle and don’t bother about your belongings. Run along the emergency shoulders or through the by–passes leading to the next tunnel. When you’re driving in open air, stop safely in a rest area or in any other safe place. Make sure you’re neither on a bridge nor on a steep slope before you decide to jump over the crash barrier – very serious accidents have resulted from such decisions.
Why? Fire might damage the ventilation system. Consequently, poisonous smokes might drift over your head and surround you. A wrong BEHAVIOUR of yours could put your own life and even the rescuers’ at risk. 

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

Orange is trendy on motorways this year

BECAUSE IT SAVES YOUR LIFE

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 forget to wear your reflective jacket when you’re forced to stop your vehicle in a place other than a safe area expressely designed by the Motorway Operators – danger is always clear and present!

When?
Whenever you need to stop and get out of your vehicle.
What?
Check that you have a reflective jacket in your car.
Anybody who gets out of a car must be clearly visible to others in order to guarantee their safety in the first place and then comply with law. Reflective jackets must be worn even when vehicles are stationing on emergency lanes or in rest areas. Reflective jackets must be kept inside the passenger compartment! Do not keep it in the boot, or you will be forced to get out of your car to take it and thus break the law!

Why?
Wearing a reflective jacket is important for your safety as you are sure to be immediately visible, thereby safeguarding road traffic.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
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)

 

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.

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)

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)

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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)

source: SINECO
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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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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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