Safety is a priority commitment for Autostrade per l'Italia, though we are well aware that we have direct influence over only one of the factors that affect road safety: the infrastructure. Other factors, such as driver behaviour and vehicle conditions, are completely beyond our control. The driver, the vehicle and the environment all have an effect on road safety, which is infact the result of balancing several variables.
It is increasingly necessary to promote road education initiatives and actions to raise driver awareness. Some dangerous driving is often due to common misconceptions that Autostrade per l'Italia has decided to explain, measure and refute, in an effort to change behaviour. For this purpose, a market survey was carried out to identify and "measure" the most common driver errors.
The greatest danger comes from not recognising such errors.
Misconceptions to be dispelled
- ...on rear seatbelts »
- ...on the effects of alcohol »
- ...on sudden-onset sleep »
- ...on straight stretches with light traffic »
- ...on tunnel and mountain stretches »
- ...on draining asphalt (rain-resistant) »
- ...on stopping on the highway »