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)  

Protection?

SUN CREAM IS ANOTHER STORY

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). Operators also pay good attention in trying to design and implement good safety barriers and more recently also work to mitigate the impacts for bikers. Remember though that bikes are the most dangerous means of transport. Every year, 1,500 bikers loose their lives in Italy, including hundreds of excellent and prudent bikers. A relatively small portion of this appalling figure dies as a result of accidents on the motorway. Motorways are designed to be travelled at relatively high speeds and the impact with asphalt and the other elements of street furniture put the bikers who are not wearing appropriate clothing and protections even more at risk.

When?
Whenever you ride a motorbike.
What?
Wear a helmet and suitable clothing, chosen among approved items only. A bike suit will protect the pilot’s body and reduce the effects of the fall, as well as increasing the aerodynamic penetration and giving a greater driving comfort. Use other complementary forms of protection in addition to the suit, i.e., boots and gloves, which in most cases are abundantly enriched by different kinds of protective elements. Always remember to fasten your helmet. There are airbag systems inserted inside coats and technical jackets designed to protect the human body in the event of an accident. This system relies on the same principle as car airbags, improved by a protection surrounding all vital parts of the human body (chest, neck, hips and the spine).
Why?
If you’re not adequately protected in the event of a fall or accident, you will be exposed to a strong friction with the asphalt that causes severe abrasions. Besides, you could bang your head and other parts of your body against vehicles or other obstacles you might come across.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 171 (USO DEL CASCO PROTETTIVO PER GLI UTENTI DI VEICOLI A DUE RUOTE)

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.

Dessin You hit the ground at 50 km/h falling from the third floor

WOULD YOU JUMP UNBELTED?

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators designed high-performance safety barriers intended to redirect the vehicles towards the carriageway and mitigate the impact of heavy-goods vehicles while being flexible enough against light vehicles. However, motorways are designed to be driven through at relatively high speeds. You cannot even think you to resist a collision when unbelted. You know what? Even in town, you’d rather comply with the code and wear safety belts– a car falling from the third floor of a building hits the ground at 50 km/h. If you were to fall from the first floor, it’d be 30 km/h and from the ninth floor almost 85 km/h. Would you jump from the third floor, or even just from the first, with your car without wearing your belt?

When?
When you travel by car, either as a driver or as a passenger.
What?
Your fellow passengers and you must wear the 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 sitting 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 that the passengers sitting in the back run no risk. Whoever is not wearing their seat belts can be hurled out of the car with very serious consequences.

Besides, 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 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 172 (USO DELLE CINTURE DI SICUREZZA E DEI SISTEMI DI RITENUTA PER BAMBINI)

 

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)

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)  

Fog is not the real killer

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, SLOW DOWN AND USE YOUR HEAD!

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, websites and variable message signs.
Nonetheless, weather conditions may reduce visibility in winter, or they might become extremely harsh and change suddenly in space and time. Accordingly, safety on motorways depends even on your careful attention and your capacity to adjust your speed to the actual visibility.

When?
Whenever visibility is poor.
What?
Use your headlights correctly – front fog-lights, rear fog-light and light signals for danger (“the four indicators flashing”) – in the event of sudden hold-up.
In case of fog with less than 100 m visibility, drive slower than 50 km/h and keep your speed moderate and steady.
Keep safety distance and check particularly for road marking and signs as certain landmarks.
Do not stop on the emergency lane except for cases of extreme need (vehicle breakdown preventing you to drive on, sudden indisposition, etc.). In such cases, turn on the four indicators and navigation lights, with the red rear fog-light still on.
If you get out of your vehicle, always wear your reflective jacket and stay in a safe position.

Why?
Collisions in fog are rather rare, but they are likely to have particularly serious consequences – many vehicles involved and very serious injuries to people and material damages. Do not drive at a speed higher than what allows you to have a good visibility; avoid any behaviour that might trigger a chain of lethal collisions.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)
ART. 141 (VELOCITÀ)
ART. 142 (LIMITI DI VELOCITÀ)
ART. 151 (DEFINIZIONI RELATIVE ALLE SEGNALAZIONI VISIVE E ALL’ILLUMINAZIONE DEI VEICOLI A MOTORE E DEI RIMORCHI) ART. 152 (SEGNALAZIONE VISIVA E ILLLUMINAZIONE DEI VEICOLI) ART. 153 (USO DEI DISPOSITIVI DI SEGNALAZIONE VISIVA E DI ILLUMINAZIONE DEI VEICOLI A MOTORE E DEI RIMORCHI)

Road code implementation regulations
ART. 342 (OBBLIGO DI LIMITARE LA VELOCITÀ) 
ART. 343 (LIMITAZIONI TEMPORANEE DI VELOCITÀ)

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)

SLY DRIVERS ON THE EMERGENCY LANE

BUT DO THEY KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES?

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS operators have undertaken an everyday passio- nate work to improve the conditions of licensed roads. Along with the Road Police, they even assume (personal) operating risks needed to protect motorways users and make roads safer and clear, thus preventing traffic from slowing down, which is in itself a risk for road users. This is why they remind you that emergency lanes is a priority passage for rescue and first aid squads, which means that they are dedicated to control, aid and rescue vehicles. These lanes should be used only for that purpose – and let’s hope they are seldom used for it, by the way. As far as ordinary users are concerned, they have the right to stop there in case of breakdown or difficulty only, which makes it impos- sible or too risky to go on. All vehicles not intended for control or rescue are expressly denied to access to such lane by the Road Code. According to the current law, in case of forced stop, it is for- bidden to get out of the vehicle without wearing the reflective jackets, which should be homologated and bear the CE label www.trip2life.com (it must be kept in the cabin, not in the boot).

When?
All the time when you’re driving on a motorway.
What?
Never drive along the emergency lane for a short or a long trip either, to pass traffic jams or queues or for any other reasons not directly connected to situations of real emergency. If you are forced to stop along such lane, re- member that according to the Road Code your stop there should be as short as possible (usually not more than a few minutes, and never longer than 3 hours). Remember that it is forbidden to drive in reverse on this lane.
Why?
Stationing or driving unduly along a space which was designed to ease the circulation of rescue vehicles is an obnoxious action. If such violation is committed to save time to the detriment of other people, thus preventing ac- cess to rescue vehicles, is even irresponsible and despicable, because this could seriously damage people, slow down ambulances and other rescue vehicles which are there to protect public interests.

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.

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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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