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BY THE WAY ... DID YOU CHECK UP YOUR VEHICLE?

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Each and every motorway run by the ASTM-SIAS is monitored from a traffic control centre at your disposal 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.

We are ready to assist you. Neverthless, by checking your vehicle before leaving, you can prevent the use of these services avoiding risks and it is far better.

In case of 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 crash 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, so be extremely careful, especially at night.

When?
Before leaving
What?
It is appropriate to carry out preliminary checks to check the proper functioning of the vehicle. What do you need to check?

Tyre pressure, taking care to check also the wheel/spare wheel; tread consumption and the wear of the tyre "sides". Always remember that driving with tyres not in perfect condition is very dangerous! Do not leave with the fuel quantity indicator on! Always check the fuel level and fill up the tank, and avoid the risk of a sudden breakdown on the carriageway.
Carry out rigorous inspections also to the air-conditioning and the engine cooling systems, to the cooling liquid thermometer and the light indicating that dangerous temperatures are about to be reached.
Remember also to fill the "windscreen liquid" tank and to check the windscreen wipers which should be replaced every year because rubber deteriorates over time. Before leaving, verify nothing is missing on board: vehicle registration, insurance certificate, green card (if you go abroad), the warning triangle to signal a breakdown, jack and spanners for the wheels bolts. A pair of work gloves are also useful and, if you are travelling by night, a torch and a kit of spare lamps are indispensable.
Check also the engine, gearbox, brakes and, last but not least, the engine coolant oil levels, although modern cars consume little lubricant.
Change the oil filter, if need be, and the diesel filter (if you have a diesel vehicle). If your car has covered more than 30,000 km (or it is older than 5 years) we recommend that you take a look at the distribution belt. The rupture of the belt while driving could cause serious as well as expensive damage to the engine block, in addition to exposing you to dangers. If it is the case, take your car to a garage and do not hesitate to spend a little extra money to prevent problems, rather than suffering the consequences later.

Why?
In order not to be forced to make the journey longer for you and the people who are with you, exposing you and the others to troubles and risks.

Road Code
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE) 

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Snow

WINTER TYRES & TYRE CHAINS, PLEASE!

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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). In the operational phase, Motorway Operators ensure smooth winter viability through salt spreading and removal of snow from the carriageway.
There are days when the mountainous nature of Italy tries to regain control over human projects and works.In such days, the Road Police and the Operator are forced to lean over backwards to manage all traffic issues. They collaborate with "Viabilità Italia", the national centre for viability coordination at the Ministry of Internal affaires, chaired by the Director of the Road Police Services.
In addition, the centre includes the presence of representatives from the Fire Brigades of the Emergency Service and Civil Defence Department, the Department of Public Security and Department of territorial and internal affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructures, the Ministry of Transports, the Civil Protection Department, Carabinieri, Anas, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (Aiscat) and National Railways; last but not least, the activities of the centre are supported by IVCA and ANCI.
We invest our resources. We get organized and try to be ready to face winter-related issues.However, when it snows, no road is rough enough if you drive on it with unsuitable tyres.
One single vehicle stationing sideways in the snow is enough to make things difficult, when not impossible.In such conditions, arterial motorways get blocked by frost and many people are exposed to enormous hardships and personal risks.

When?
In winter months.
What?
Before driving on motorways, look for information on viability (some stretches must be driven through with winter tyres only). If you are a frequent driver, it is convenient to replace summer tyres with the most suitable winter types designed for snow and wet roadbed. Winter tyres are designed to endure chill and to be able to ensure the right grip on road surfaces covered with snow. If you are a casual driver, always carry tyre chains with you, ready for prompt use. They should be used on roads covered with snow only, otherwise you risk jeopardizing driving safety and damaging the roadbed.
Why?
When turning or braking on snow-covered roads, your car shows a lower grip. In addition to that, the snow packed on the roof might shift on the windshield while braking, thereby reducing your visibility. If possible, you'd better remove it before leaving, just as any ice crust on your windshield, either through an antifreeze or a suitable scraper.
However, it's crucial never to be caught by surprise by snow. You could be driving a heavy truck having problems and have to stop in the middle of the road, thereby blocking the whole route and creating risks for everybody and damage and discomfort for many.

Road Code
ART. 1 LEGGE 120 DEL 29 LUGLIO 2010 (RECANTE MODIFICHE AL CODICE DELLA STRADA)
ART. 6 (REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE FUORI DEI CENTRI ABITATI)
ART. 140 (PRINCIPIO INFORMATORE DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE)

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