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)