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.

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)

Distraction: on the cell phone, on GPS…

WHO’S TO BLAME

WE 4 YOU ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have provided tunnels with cell phone networks. However, use it responsibly!! While it is a very useful service in case of emergency and an extra comfort for passengers, for drivers talking on the cell phone it entails a chance to be involved in an accident fivefold as high. It is forbidden for drivers to use radio-telephone devices and headphones to listen to music. The use of hand-free devices (including earphones) is allowed as long as drivers maintain their whole ability to hear from both ears and there is no need to use hands to operate them. Stop in a service station to dial numbers, and remember: never read nor write texts while driving!! Choose life. When? Whenever you’re driving. What? Never exclude the possibility of unforeseen events. Always manoeuvre your vehicle carefully and pay attention to the movement of obstacles in your scenario. Avoid any distraction due to the use of your cell phone, navigator or other devices. Plan your trip before leaving and stop in a safe place if you need further information. If you need to send a text, stop in full safety in a service station. Whenever in real urgent need, stop in an emergency bay only for the time needed to do what might divert your attention from driving. 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. 173 (USO DI LENTI O DI DETERMINATI APPARECCHI DURANTE LA GUIDA)

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.

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.

Drug

DO YOU KNOW THAT DRIVING A GUN IS A CRIME?

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 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 take small quantities of narcotics, because they can slow down your response. The Road Police fights said behaviours as totally opposing common sense, if not criminal, with very strict controls.

When?
Whenever you are about to drive.
What?
Never drive under the influence of drugs or narcotics: avoid it. Let others drive or stop to have a good rest.
Why?
The use of 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.
Drugs are likely to 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.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 187 (GUIDA IN STATO DI ALTERAZIONE PSICO-FISICA PER USO STUPEFACENTI)

Contra-flow access

A DISTRACTION YOU MAY PAY DEARLY

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators study the geometry of traffic routes and junctions with a view to making their use as natural as possible. Furthermore, they make sure to have the appropriate road signs installed and maintained in accordance with the road code. Anyway… be attentive, please!!

When?
Every time you find yourself at a motorway junction, entrance or exit.
What?
When you access a lane, make sure you do it in the correct direction of travel. Pay particular attention when you are dazzled by the sun on the horizon and you cannot see clearly in front of you.
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.

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)

A 300€ fine for unbelted driving?

YOU MAY PAY A HIGHER PRICE!!

WE 4 YOU 
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators designed high-performance safety barriers intended both to mitigate the impact of heavy-goods vehicles and be flexible enough against light vehicles, so to redirect swerving vehicles towards the carriageway. However, don’t forget that motorways are designed to be driven through at relatively high speeds. You cannot even reckon you can resist a collision when unbelted. You know what? You’d rather comply with the road code and wear your seat belts even in town: a vehicle falling from the third floor of a building hits the ground at 50 km/h. Would you jump from the third floor with your car without wearing a seat-belt? Why driving at the same speed unbelted?

When?
Whenever you travel by car, either as a driver or as a passenger.
What?
Your fellow passengers and you must wear safety belts. Before leaving, check that everybody is wearing their safety belts, both in the front and back seats. If there are any children, check that the vehicle is equipped with infant car seats suitable for their height and weight. Remember that babies must never be placed in the front seats.
Why?
In case of collision, any passenger not being firmly attached to the vehicle is bound to be projected outside it at high speed in the driving direction. Be careful!! Don’t think the passengers sitting in the back run no risk. Whoever is not wearing seat belts can be hurled out of the car with very serious consequences.
In addition, uncontrolled movements of unbelted passengers might be dangerous for the others – a person hitting other passengers deadweight might cause very serious damages to themselves and to the others.

Road Code
ART. 140
ART. 172

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)

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)

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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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