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.

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 …

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)  

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.

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)

DISTRACTION IS A PLAGUE!

CHANGE YOUR MUSIC…WHEN STATIONED ONLY!

WE 4 YOU
ASTM-SIAS Motorway Operators have undertaken to design, build and operate roads where it’s possible to travel safely. However, comfort doesn’t mean that you should be less attentive or keep your hands off the wheel. Inattentive driving is one of the main reasons for road accidents. Although the consequences of ab- sent minded driving are serious, we, as drivers, do not have the right perception of how much certain habits may negatively affect road safety – e.g. changing your music, handling CDs or other devices while driving. If you want to change your music, stop in a service station and take two minutes to choose your favourite soundtrack or make a phone call.

When?
When driving.
What?
You should drive and nothing more! Driving safely means there’s no room for distraction.
Why?
Changing a CD while driving is a serious source of distraction because, besides making you lose your concentration, it makes you turn away from the road and increases reaction times. Those who handle an electronic device while driving in- crease their reaction time by 50%. Remember that changing a CD while driving is the cause of 11,4% of accidents when distraction is a point in case. Even here, technology helps us with buttons on the wheel or multiple CD loaders. The motorway system is safe as long as the drivers are careful. Any distraction or carelessness may have a great cost for yourself and the others, because road does- n’t spare 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)

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)

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.

Cargo loss

ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RISK THEIR LIVES?

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 skis are subject to strong wind pressure due to blowing air that are likely to free them from fittings. Read carefully the instructions by the ski rack manufacturer because they usually speed restrictions that might be different from standard motorway journey criteria. is getting looser as you drive on, stop as soon as you find a fully safe environment 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 supports must be able to counteract a force equal to 1/3 of a ton just to hold a 15 kg bicycle and must apply the force needed to hold 80 kg just to hold 3,5 kg skis.
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. Any cargo scattered on the carriageway becomes in its turn a potential risk for the other drivers 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.

Road Code
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 LIMITAZIONI 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) 


 

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.

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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
categories: Motorway , Pictures , Stereotype

Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

source: SINECO
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Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

source: SINECO
categories: Motorway , Pictures , Stereotype

Si scivola (anche con asfalto drenante)

source: SINECO
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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

source: SAV
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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

source: SATAP
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Sei tu il primo a rischiare

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