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.

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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.

Service stations

SURE YOU LOCKED YOUR VEHICLE?

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators support the Road Police Service through special agreements providing economic resources and materials. Not only does this contribution allow the Road Police to ensure higher standards of road safety, but it also provides safer roads and service areas from the perspective of the public order forces. Nonetheless, you should never underestimate the possible presence of thieves and fraudsters.

When?
Every time you take a break during your journey in the service stations or large parking areas.
What?
Double check that the doors are actually locked after pushing the button on the central locking control. It is a simple gesture that can protect you from a theft.
Why?
The good rule not to leave anything in sight and always lock the car doors even for short stops might no longer be enough nowadays. Part of thefts in cars are perpetrated using sophisticated technological tools, whose existence is often unknown.
The jammer is a device intended to disturb the frequencies of remote controls within a radius of a few tens of meters. It is operated by the thief when the driver leaves the car parked and uses the central locking control to lock the doors. The signal of the jammer disturbs the remote control and the doors of the car remain open. When a car is open, a thief needs no more than 5 minutes to “wipe it clean”. Unfortunately, you need over ten minutes to drink your coffee.
However, the same result can also be obtained with less technological means. A thief approaches the car pretending to be the owner of the car nearby. When the driver uses the central locking control, the thief rises a handle of the door without being seen by the owner of the car. Also in this case, the locking procedure is interrupted without the driver being aware of it. After a few minutes, the thief can act undisturbed.
As trivial as they may seem, we want to add some more tips: take valuable objects with you, do not leave anything in sight, clean the sign left on the glass by the sucker of the satellite navigator, put objects that appear to be valuable out of the view before getting to the parking area and not when you’re already there, cause you could be seen by potential thieves.
Remember to report any problem to the service station attendants immediately and, if necessary, to the Police authorities. The safety of other drivers is also your safety.

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)

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’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)

Your safety is in your hands

NO ROAD IS STRAIGHT ENOUGH WHEN YOU DRANK TOO MUCH

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 technical means to check blood-alcohol rate of drivers.

When?
Whenever you’re going to drive.
What?
Never drive under the effect of alcohol or drugs: do not take your vehicle. Let someone else drive or stop to have a rest.
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.

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)

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)

 

What if I stop here?

NO WAY!!! IN REST AREAS & SERVICE STATIONS ONLY, PLEASE.

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. Stop only when you are not likely to endager yourself and the other users.

When?
Whenever you drive on a motorway.
What?
Do not risk. Never stop on zebra-crossed areas, cross-connections or in any space other than those explicitely intended as rest areas.
Why?
Motorway operators and designers have attentively analysed the facility. If a space is not indicated as a rest area that means manoeuvring or stationing there poses objective risks. Do not put your own life and others’ at risk this way. Get to the next rest area.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
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)
ART. 157 (ARRESTO, FERMATA E SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)
ART. 158 (DIVIETO DI FERMATA E DI SOSTA DEI VEICOLI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 351 (ARRESTI E SOSTE DEI VEICOLI IN GENERALE)

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)  

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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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