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.

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.

At the portal

TAKE OFF YOUR SUNGLASSES!

WE 4 YOU ASTM-SIAS Motorways have always been equipped with tunnel-specific lighting systems. Several Italian laws and a European directive have recently confirmed such choice as being more than suitable. The lighting systems in our tunnels are specifically sized to ensure safety and comfort in order to balance the effect of transition from open air to the tunnel. However, an attentive and correct drive is the determinative factor for safety margins. And don’t forget to avoid overspeeding! The tunnel lighting system has been sized to fit the physiological characteristics of human eyes and their capacity to adapt to darkness gradually and considering the speed allowed on the motorway. ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators design tunnel lighting systems to guarantee the highest safety standards at motorway speed limits. So, don’t ever exceed them, or you’ll put your own safety and the other users’ at risk. When? When approaching tunnel portals What? Take off your sunglasses and observe speed limits. Why? Sunglasses might keep obstacles hidden. Road and facility features are designed for specific speed limits. When you exceed such limits, you’re not driving safe anymore. Road Code ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) Road code implementation regulations ART. 322 (REQUISITI VISIVI)

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)

Hauliers

St TACHOGRAPH PROTECTS YOU

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. In addition, hauliers bear the great responsibility deriving from their technical preparation and the masses at stake.

When?
When driving commercial and industrial vehicles.
What?
The tachograph must necessarily be installed on vehicles intended for the transportation of goods with a gross weight exceeding 3.5 tons (trucks, lorries, articulated vehicles) or for the transportation of more than 9 passengers including the driver (buses, articulated buses). The tachograph is intended to show and record the data concerning all trips of this type of vehicles and the drivers’ working time
Why?
The use of the tachograph allows to control driving and rest times of the driver, as well as to improve the drivers’ working conditions and, consequently, road safety. Moreover, it ensures a fairer competition between transport companies.

A driver driving heavy-goods vehicles without complying with working hours and rest periods provided for by the regulation is a serious risk for his own life and the life of the other road users. The tachograph is not a limit but an opportunity to protect you and the others.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART.141 (VELOCITÀ)
ART.142 (LIMITI DI VELOCITÀ) 
ART. 178 (DOC. DI VIAGGIO PER TRASPORTI PROFESS. CON VEICOLI NON MUNITI DI CRONOTACHIGRAFO) 
ART.179 (CRONOTACHIGRAFO E LIMITATORE DI VELOCITÀ)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 342 (OBBLIGO DI LIMITARE LA VELOCITÀ)
ART. 343 (LIMITAZIONI TEMPORANEE DI VELOCITA’)
ART. 344 (LIMITAZIONI PERMANENTI DI VELOCITÀ)
ART. 345 (APPARECCHIATURE E MEZZI DI ACCERTAMENTO DELLA OSSERVANZA DEI LIMITI DI VELOCITÀ)
ART. 375 (DOCUMENTI DI VIAGGIO E CRONOTACHIGRAFO)

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

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.

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)

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)  

I’d like to have a safe and comfortable journey!

BE INFORMED WHEN YOU TRAVEL

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators employ many means and resources to make your journey safe and comfortable and undertake to spread information concerning the motorway stretches falling within their own competence through all means of communication. These user services are made available thanks to the participation of 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. Thus, access our information in order not to make our efforts unnecessary and to guarantee yourself the best possible trip.

When?
Before and during a journey
What?
Before leaving, get information on traffic forecasts through the operator’s websites of the area you are going to go. You can find links to these sites also on www.autostradafacendo.it or on the Aiscat site (www.aiscat.it). Traffic information is also available on the CCISS site “viaggiare informati” (www.cciss.it) or on the RAI web site (www.traffico.rai.it).
In addition, get the references to the operator’s call centers on the Aiscat site so as to be able to contact them during the journey in case of need. Address also to 1518 service, the number of public utility active 24/7 and providing information on the national traffic conditions.
During your journey, if your passengers have no way to use an internet connection, tune on the radio channels broadcasting information on traffic, which you can also find on the variable message signs on the motorway.

Why?
To avoid unforeseen events and make your travel conditions and those of the others safer and more comfortable.

We invest in your comfort, but you’d better watch out!

IT’S SLIPPERY (EVEN ON DRAINING ASPHALT)

WE 4 YOU
ASTM/SIAS Motorway Operators have extensively adopted the latest technologies to guarantee users’ safety and comfort. In fact, most of the motorways that we operate are covered with draining/noise-absorbing asphalt apt to reduce noise and improve road safety.
A wrong belief, widespread among users, is that draining asphalt allows to drive at higher speeds in full safety in case of rainfalls.
Watch out! IT’S FALSE!! Draining asphalts improve safety because they prevent the so called aquaplaning effects and reduce the quantity of water splashed by the vehicles before, thereby improving visibility. However, don’t be mistaken! Draining asphalt-covered ROAD SURFACES ARE WET even though you have less difficulties than on a traditional, wet asphalt. Consequently, reduce your speed.
Wet carriageways are the scene of a very high percentage of accidents, even with draining asphalt cover.

When?
In case of rain and on wet asphalt.
What?
Observe speed limits and remember that the maximum limit has been set forth for ideal conditions of traffic and visibility. Because you’re the one who can best assess the local conditions you encounter, you must behave accordingly and avoid any behaviour that could generate dangers or problems on the road, so to safeguard road safety in any case. The Road Code already provides for a reduction in speed limits in case of rainfalls. In such cases, motorway speed limits can never exceed 110 km/h, even in the presence of draining asphalt cover. Remember that this is a limit. You should adjust your speed and even reduce it more than what prescribed according to traffic conditions and other local and environmental elements.
Why?
Although, in case of rain, draining asphalt is able to prevent aquaplaning effect and improving visibility and driving comfort significantly, its tyre grip is as limited as on traditional wet asphalt, i.e. lower than on dry roadbed.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 141 (VELOCITÀ)
ART. 142 (LIMITI DI VELOCITÀ)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 343 (LIMITAZIONI TEMPORANEE DI VELOCITÀ)
ART 344 (LIMITAZIONI PERMANENTI DI VELOCITA’)
ART. 345 (APPARECCHIATURE E MEZZI DI ACCERTAMENTO DELLA OSSERVANZA DEI LIMITI DI VELOCITÀ)

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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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