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.

Safety distance!!! … Please …

DISTANCE MEANS SAFETY! EVEN WHEN YOU’RE QUEUING…

WE 4 YOU ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have to coordinate their work with the Road Police, the Fire brigades and the 118 First Aid Units. Moreover, Motorway Operators coordinate the actions of emergency wreckers. A timely intervention of emergency units allows to handle emergencies quickly and contributes to save lives. If you fail to keep a correct distance from the vehicle before you, not only will you never be able to manoeuvre yours, but you will even hinder the passage of emergency vehicles. We’ll rush to help you, but you have to clear the passage for us – so, don’t drive too close to the vehicle before you. When? When you’re queuing. What? Safety distance is essential to avoid accidents and guarantee free access to emergency vehicles. Don’t stop too close to the vehicle before you, stop on the right and never station in the overtaking lane. Why? In the absence of an emergency lane, spacing is essential to favour manoeuvres, thereby allowing the passage of emergency vehicles. Although they are designed to meet the highest safety standards, European motorway tunnels usually lack in emergency lanes, as they are not included in the safety standards of common interest by the European institutions.. Road Code ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) ART.149 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI) Road code implementation regulations ART. 348 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI)  

CAN TEXTING SAVE YOUR LIFE?

IT CAN…IF YOU DON’T DO IT!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators collaborate with telephone operators and provide coverage for cell phones along their own road network. It is quite a useful service in case of emergency, and a convenience for passengers. Nonetheless, not only is it forbidden to use your mobile phone while driving, but it also in- creases the risk of accidents by 5 times. A telephone call may divert your attention from driving, but texting is 20 times more dangerous. It’s not distraction, it’s an irresponsible act! While a downturn is observed in the trend of some other risky behaviours, for this one an increase is recorded, which is directly proportional to the informatic equipment available to the drivers. Many na- tional governments are taking severe measures to oppose such bad behaviour. When you’re driving, you should drive only and nothing more!

When?
All the time, when you’re driving.
What?
Always focus your attention on the road, keep your hands on the steering wheel and never use electronic com- munication devices.
Why?
Recent surveys (by IPSOS) highlight that 76% of Italian people identify the human factor, namely distraction and non compliance with the Road Code, as the main cause of road accidents. Among the most dangerous activities: talk- ing on the cell phone (50%), dialling a telephone number (45%), and texting (76%). The youngest drivers (between 18 and 24) are the ones who text the most when driving. Some US researches show that texting while driving increase the risk of accident by 23 times. As a matter of fact, you turn away from the road for 4,6 seconds when texting, which means (at 50 km/h) driving the length of a football field without looking. Since March 2012, the Italian law introduced stricter pro- visions on the use of cell phones while driving, thus recog- nizing the risk inherent in such action. Therefore, if you have to send a text message, pull in a service station and park safely. The motorway system is safe as long as the drivers are careful. Any distraction or carelessness may have a great cost for yourself and for the others – because road doesn’t spare the inattentive people.

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)

DON’T BE INTRUSIVE!

YOU MAY NOT BE DRIVING, BUT THE OTHERS ARE!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorways are equipped with lay-bays and parking areas where, if needed, you can station in full safety. Sometimes, however, an irreparable damage may leave you mid-way between two lay-bays, which means you are forced to stop along the emergency lane or even just on the edge of the road, in case of breakdown or sudden illness of the driver. According to the Road Code, you are allowed to stop on the emergency lane to cope with the emergency, but in no case for more than 3 hours. Actually, a stop along the edge of the road need to be surely much shorter than that, as it is an extremely dangerous situation, due to the difference of speed between ap- proaching vehicles and pedestrians. It is crucial to stop as close on the right as possible, using light indicators, and make yourself visible by wearing reflective jackets before getting out of the ve- hicle – this means you must have it at hand inside the cabin, and not in the boot. In case of poor visibility, everyone inside the ve- hicle should get out of it and stay as close to the right edge of the road as possible, to prevent them from being run over or in- jured. If possible, the passengers should find a safe place beyond guard rails – but watch out before stepping over it, above all at night: you might be on a road bridge or an overhead road! Pe- destrian must never enter the lane. They can walk on the emer- gency lanes only to reach an emergency phones station.

When?
All the time during emergency stops.
What?
If you are stationed on the emergency lane or on the edge of the motorway, or even in a lay-bay, try to stop your vehicle as far as possible from the lane where vehicles are travelling. Never cross the virtual border between safety and carelessness. Always wear your reflective jacket, press the emergency indicator button, secure all passengers, and constantly monitor children.
Why?
Speed difference is a great danger. Motorways are much safer than other kinds of roads, not only because there are no crossroads and pedestrians, but also because vehicle speed is rather even. This is why great motorway facilities such as Turin- Milan, Savona-Ventimiglia motorways and others have experi- enced years with no fatalities. When a vehicle is on an emergency stop, speed difference is huge, and much higher than on other kinds of roads. Remember that drivers might be inattentive or may not see you. As a result, you could be run over, or vehicles could be forced to swerve to avoid you. Sometimes even blasts might be enough to make you stumble, or inattentive drivers may approach too much or even cross the right edge line. Facilities and security systems alone don’t make motorway 100% safe: the attention and common sense of users are the key ingredients. Underestimating a risk or be inattentive might have a very high cost for yourself and the others.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Any problem?

DON’T RUN FOOLISH RISK: CALL US! WE’LL BUST A GUT TO HELP YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE

WE 4 YOU
Each and every motorway run by the ASTM-SIAS Group is monitored from a traffic control centre at your service 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.
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 safety 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.
In the event of an accident, a queue is likely to form behind you, thereby delaying the arrival of the rescuers. Even a handful of seconds is critical for us. The sooner you inform us, the faster we get to you.

When?
In any dangerous situation or whenever you need help for a breakdown.
What?
Use the emergency call boxes and ask for the help of the Motorway Operator. 
Why?
Our service is available 24/7 to help you and protect your life and the other drivers’.

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)

 

Safety distance!!! … Please …

WHEN YOU DRIVE, DISTANCE MEANS SAFETY!

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). The drivers’ BEHAVIOUR and safety distance make the difference! When you drive, consider the traffic situation and the conditions of pavements. In the event of rainfalls, never exceed 110 km/h. This means you can drive as fast as 110 km/h as long as the local conditions (traffic, road surface, speed limits etc.) allow you to do so. Question/Answer When? When driving, consider speed as a factor at stake. Your vehicle, like any other, cannot stop immediately. What? Safety distance is crucial to prevent accidents and offset serious consequences, both in a tunnel and open air. Adjust your safety distance according to the conditions of the road surface and slopes: • at 130 km/h on a dry road surface, keep more than 150 m distance from the vehicle before you • at 110 km/h on a wet road surface, keep more than 150 m distance from the vehicle before you. • in tunnels, always keep 100 m safety distance. Young drivers need to respect additional speed limits. Why? The braking system must win inertia. Besides, braking is less efficient on wet surfaces because of a lower grip between tyres and the asphalt surface. As the best car racers in the world, you have to cope with a physiological reaction time preventing you from activating brakes immediately. Road Code ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) ART.149 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI) Road code implementation regulations ART. 348 (DISTANZA DI SICUREZZA TRA I VEICOLI)  

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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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