Driving on a motorway is 5 times safer than driving on a main road. Have you ever wondered why?
The motorway, us and you
First, there is the motorway design with its wide lanes, separated carriageways and no crossroads. Then, there’s us: we’re on hand to maintain the motorway and deal with safety issues while providing you with information and support at every stage of your journey. Finally, there’s you: motorists, lorry drivers, motorcyclists, whether in a hurry or driving at a leisurely pace, heading to a holiday destination or on a routine journey. Every day, we share the motorway. Together, let’s move forward with greater safety
Asleep on your feet… …but never at the wheel
Don’t be a super-hero at the wheel! You may think you can overcome tiredness by listening to Sanef 107.7 at full blast or opening the car windows to get some fresh air… but you can’t. It won’t work!
1 accident in 3
of fatal accidents
2 hours max
means you should take a break
Be particularly attentive at critical times
There are rest areas every 20 kilometres,
or every 10 minutes
Some sound advice
Before taking to the road, it’s advisable to have slept well, eaten a light meal, and avoided drinking alcohol and taking certain medication… and drugs.
During the trip, to cope with any feelings of tiredness, take several breaks, have a siesta and let someone else drive!
How about drinking some coffee to remain alert? Caffeine kicks in after 30 minutes, but be careful, it only has a temporary effect and won’t enable you to effectively combat sleepiness!
Using your phone when behind the wheel: don’t dial danger
Hyperactive, hyperconnected, can be reached 24/7…. STOP! When behind the wheel, activate your driving mode and stay 100% focused on the road ahead!
Would you drive if you’d been drinking? No? And yet, when you use your telephone while driving your reaction time is slower than a driver with 0.8g/l alcohol in their bloodstream!
Automatic reminder: on average, you can find a rest area every ten minutes when driving on our motorways. Use them to stop and safely send your SMS confirming Saturday’s cocktail party, to read the urgent email sent by your boss, or to call your son who keeps ringing to pester you about the latest smartphone.
1 accident in 10
of drivers admit using their telephone while driving
drive while holding their telephone
Sending an SMS increases the risk of accident by 23
Talking on the phone, even with a hands-free kit, increases the risk of accident by 5