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Driving

 


Safe driving rules

   

  • Check the air pressure in your tires, the oil level, the coolant in the radiator, the water for the windscreen wipers of your vehicle
     
  • Don’t drive if you have consumed alcohol and make sure you are well-rested
     
  • Get informed regarding the weather conditions
     
  • Always wear a seat belt whether you sit in the front or the back seat, while the children always sit in a child safety seat
     

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  • Use only the speaker phone or the wireless receiver to talk on your mobile phone
     
  • Adjust your speed to the prevailing conditions
     
  • Take a break every two hours to rest
     
  • Turn on the lights when you pass through tunnels
     

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  • The Emergency Lane IS NOT a traffic lane
     
  • Stop ONLY if there is an emergency, if the car is damaged or if you get stopped by the Traffic Police. Do not stop to drink coffee, to sleep, to tend to your pet, etc.
     
  • When you enter the Emergency Lane, turn on the emergency lights and make sure that all passengers get out using the right side of the car, and move, if possible, behind the safety barriers.
     
  • Call 1025 for road assistance
     

pdf file See the brochure the Emergency Lane

 

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  • Switch on your headlights and remove your sunglasses
     
  • Avoid unnecessary overtakes and maintain safety distances.
     
  • In case of traffic congestion switch your emergency lights on.
     
  • In case of mechanical failure try to move your car to the nearest Emergency Lane or the rightmost point of the road.
     
  • Call for help from the emergency phones.
     

pdf file See the brochure tunnels

 

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Before starting your trip

  • Consult the weather forecasts, be informed about the conditions on the road network and avoid the peak of the weather phenomena. Travel only if it is absolutely necessary.
  • Do not leave without your snow chains and unless you are absolutely sure that you know how to fit them to the tires. A pair of thin waterproof gloves is required for fitting the chains.
  • Opt to travel during daylight hours. 
  • Be sure that the vehicle’s radiator and the air conditioning are working properly and that you are equipped with a warning road safety triangle and a reflective jacket.
  • Full your fuel tank up and top up your screenwash.

Driving in snow

  • Accelerate gently and avoid abrupt changes of your speed.
  • Keep calm, do not rush and drive slowly, handling the steering-wheel smoothly.
  • Decelerate gently, change to the lower gears gradually and avoid braking unless necessary.
  • Make the task of the snowplows easier, by keeping safe distances. Do not overtake and do not block the road to snowplows.
  • Always follow the instructions of the Traffic Police and the personnel competent for the operation of the Motorway.

How to fit snow chains

If the Traffic Police orders the compulsory use of snow chains, stop at the next parking area or Motorists Service Station (MSS) of the Motorway in order to fit the snow chains. Remember that snow chains:

  • Shall always be fitted on the steering wheels, while in four-wheel drive vehicles they are fitted on the front wheels.
  • They are properly fitted when they appear to be and are properly tightened.
  • When snow chains are fitted do not travel at speeds in excess of 40km/h.

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