Safe Journey

A conscious and safe driving depends to a large extent on the driver behind the wheel. Each diver is responsible for improving his safety and the safety of others. He only needs to be attentive and be guided by the following practices.

Before travelling 

  • Check the roadmap to establish which exit to take considering your destination;
  • Check your vehicle (levels, tire pressure, lights, etc.);
  • Respect your vehicle's passenger capacity and load;
  • Before entering the motorway, check if you have enough fuel to reach the next service station (service stations are normally located every 40 km).

While travelling

  • Be attentive to road signs;
  • Respect road signs;
  • Check if all passengers have their safety belts on;
  • When travelling with children, sit them on the back seats in chairs suited to their age and weight;
  • Drive slowly in bad weather conditions (strong wind, rain, fog, snow, etc.);
  • Keep a safety distance from the vehicle in front of you;
  • Don't drink alcohol before driving;
  • Keep yourself as much to the right of the lane as possible;
  • Avoid fatigue, stopping at Service and Rest Areas every 2 hours. Do a couple of physical exercises before resuming driving;
  • Respect traffic speed imposed by law;
  • Respect speed limits;
  • Drive carefully;
  • When travelling, prefer taking light meals;
  • Do not be distracted with occurrences on opposite lanes;
  • Do not stop on the motorway, it is forbidden - stop at service and rest areas.

In case of breakdown, flat tire or accident:

  • Pull over on the curbside;
  • Immediately turn emergency lights on;´
  • Put on your vest before leaving the car;
  • Place the warning triangle at least 50 meters behind you vehicle;
  • Call 707 500 900 if you have a cell phone or use SOS booths existing every 2 km in each direction of motorways;

Wait for the arrival of a Road Assistance patrol, standing behind the rail protection and facing cars driving in your direction.


Speed (km/h) Minimum safety distance in metres (Normal weather conditions) Minimum safety distance in metres(adverse weather conditions)
60 27,6 36,0
80 49,2 64,0
100 76,9 100,0
120 110,7 144,0