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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.
Whenever you carry a cargo.
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.
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.
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)
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