Accidents on the A13 motorway

Accidents on the A13 motorway

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Accident reports on the A13 motorway, traffic jams, works in progress leading to slowdowns or occasional closures... Sanef is trying to solve each inconvenience as soon as possible. In the meantime, it informs you thanks to the interactive map that you will find below. Every minute, Sanef updates it to make your journey even safer and more relaxed.

A good co-pilot if ever there was one, Sanef also highlights on the interactive map in real time a range of services to help you enjoy your journey on the A13 motorway. Recharging stations to plug in your electric vehicle, petrol or diesel stations to fill up, relaxation areas to rest, play areas for children to stretch their legs, carpooling areas to get other "co-drivers" on board

What to do if you have an accident on the A13?

If you have an accident or break down on the motorway, the first thing to remember is to make sure you and the other passengers in the vehicle are safe! To do this, pull over to the hard shoulder. Turn on your hazard lights so that drivers coming up behind you can see from a distance that a car is stopped on the hard shoulder, and can move over to their left.
Avec l’ensemble des autres passagers, sortez ensuite par la droite et mettez-vous de l’autre côté de la glissière de sécurité. Évitez absolument de sortir par la gauche.
Vous pouvez aussi placer un triangle rouge en amont. It is compulsory to have this pre-signalization object in your vehicle, but if the vehicle is stopped on the hard shoulder and does not encroach on the roadway, you are not obliged to place it on the roadside.
If you move, for example to put the warning triangle and/or to go to the nearest call point, do so while remaining well behind the safety barrier.

How do you contact emergency services if you can't get to the next emergency call point on the A13?

The emergency call points are located approximately every 2 kilometers and allow you to contact the emergency services.
You can also call from your cell phone the European emergency number 112. The 114, by SMS, is for deaf and dumb people. You can also use the SOS Autoroute application.
You must state that you are on the A13 highway and indicate the direction of travel. In order for the operator to locate you accurately, give him the landmark, which can be found on the kilometre marker signs on the roadside or on the central reservation.

Who can help me with my vehicle??

In France, only approved companies can intervene on freeways and express roads. Approved breakdown services meet certain conditions. They must:

  • Benefit from a garage near the accesses to the motorway.
  • Be reachable by phone 24 hours a day.
  • Have qualified personnel available for troubleshooting and towing.
  • Have sufficient equipment to evacuate the vehicle and its occupants.
  • To be able to welcome and orient the driver and his passengers in good conditions (telephone, reception area, etc.).
The convenience store's approval may be suspended or permanently withdrawn, particularly in the event of a complaint, if it does not comply with the above conditions.
The intervention rates may change depending on the type of intervention:
  • On-site repair, which includes the movement of the intervention vehicle and a 30-minute repair.
  • Towing of the vehicle to the repairer's workshop, which includes the movement of the intervention vehicle, the time spent at the place where the vehicle was stopped and the towing of the vehicle to the repairer's garage.
  • Vehicle towing and recovery at a rest area, which includes travel of the response vehicle, time spent at the location of the vehicle, towing to a rest area and a 30-minute repair at the rest area.
  • Towing of the vehicle to a location chosen by the motorist, which includes the towing company's trip, the time spent at the place of immobilization and the towing to a location chosen by the driver, within a limit of 5 km after the exit of the highway.

How to handle a car sickness?

If, as a driver, you feel the first signs of a vagal or cardiac condition, pull over quickly to the hard shoulder and signal for help. Here are the symptoms that may alert you to the possibility of losing control of the vehicle:

  • Numbness of the face or limb
  • Speech, vision and comprehension problems
  • Loss of balance
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitation
  • Difficulty with movement coordination
  • ...
If you are OK, go to the other side of the guardrail and call 112, 12 and 18 for help, and 114 by SMS for the deaf and dumb. Otherwise, if you are accompanied, get help. Don't hesitate, even if the body alerts seem harmless to you. It is better to take all possible precautions.
On the spot, the first aiders will be able to provide you with first aid and take you to hospital if necessary. Your vehicle will also be protected by emergency vehicles and/or moved.

What should I do if I see a car or emergency vehicles stopped on the road?

Published in the Official Journal on 18 September 2018, the safety corridor legislation is now in place to protect accident victims, the Men in Yellow and other responders.
To date, drivers must therefore officially respect a virtual barrier (the safety corridor) as soon as they approach personnel intervening on the road or on the edge, or vehicles that have activated the hazard lights. Drivers should therefore move to the left as much as possible (staying in the lane) and slow down.
In addition to the risks they take for their safety and that of other road users, offenders are liable to a 4th class fine, i.e. €135 reduced to €90 in the event of prompt payment.
Check out our interactive map to find out where the accidents are on the A13 motorway. If you are the driver, turn on the Sanef radio on frequency 107.7.

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