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What I should know when driving on the motorway

The main concern of Aegean Motorway is the safety of the drivers who use the Motorway. Attainment of this goal requires the necessary infrastructure and the contribution of drivers who in turn must comply with the regulations on safe driving.

Since the commencement of the Operation of the motorway by the Company, that is since 20 March 2008, Aegean Motorway has become a member of and actively supports the actions of the “Panos Mylonas” Road Safety Institute (RSI), in an attempt to contribute towards informing, training, and raising awareness among drivers and passengers about Road Safety issues.

 

 tips

A first advice from our Company for traveling by car

  • Before setting of for your journey, get informed about the weather and traffic conditions. Make sure you have all necessary safety accessories such as a warning triangle, first aid kit, reflective jacket, bottle of water flashlight and, in the winter, a blanket.
  • Check the oil, battery fluid, and fuel level and the state and pressure of your tires, including the spare tire.
  • Make sure that heavy baggage is placed in the baggage compartment and not on the rear shelf of the car. The same applies for other items.
  • Make sure that all car passengers are buckled up whether they occupy the front or rear seats.
  • Children must use special children seats and \ always be buckled up.
  • Always drive on the right lane, if free, irrespective of the number of lanes avaliable. We only drive on the left lane to overtake. This ensures the smooth and free flow of traffic and reduces the risk of accidents.
  • Even if you have the right of way as you are driving on the Motorway, try to facilitate those entering the Motorway from intersections or parking spaces or motorist service stations.
  • Never drive or stop on the emergency lane (EL) without reason. The emergency lane is not intended for driving on it or for stops. It is only used by vehicles that are unable to move due to breakdown or if the driver deals with an emergency.
  • When approaching the Toll Plazas reduce your speed and stop by totally immobilizing your vehicle. It is possible that Company staff are crossing the lanes. Never park at the Toll Plaza platforms because that hinders their smooth operation.
  • Never stop to the right past a Toll Plaza because you block the Service Lane used by the Police, ambulances, and possibly other agencies.
  • Take a break from driving every two hours. Take a break immediately when you feel tired, regardless of how close you are to your destination. There are Parking Areas, Restrooms and Motorist Service Stations along the entire Motorway.

call

How to call the Motorway Management Center

The Motorway Management Center is open on a 24/7 basis throughout the year. In case of an emergency, please call the Emergency Number 1075 from your cell phone and inform the operator of your location on the motorway, the direction you are travelling to (to Athens or Thessaloniki) and the kilometer position you are on, if you know it. If you do not know your kilometric position, please let the operaor know which interchange you have just left or any other characteristic you may think will be useful to identify your location.

If you do not have a cell phone, you can call the Motorway Management Center using the (yellow) Emergency Phones located along the Motorway at about every 2 kilometers. Just pick up the receiver and the operator who will take your call will know your exact position.

 

 car fix

What to do if your car breaks down

  • Turn on the flashers.
  • Try to reach the next parking area or the MSS – if this is not possible, bring your vehicle to a complete stop to the right on the Emergency Lane.
  • Wear the reflective jacket, if you have one.
  • Get out of from the right door of the car.
  • Go behind the safety parapet or, if there is no parapet, move away from the road surface.
  • Call the Motorway Management Center Emergency Number 1075 from your cell phone or from one of the (yellow) Emergency Phones (located along the Motorway at about every 2 Km) and report the incident and your position on the Motorway, the direction you are travelling to (to Athens or Thessaloniki) and the kilometer position or, if you do not know it, the previous intersection.

 car accident

What to do in case of an accident

If you are witness to an accident

  • Call theEmergency Number 1075 from your cell phone and report the accident to the Motorway Management Center, giving the operator details of your location, direction km position and any other information you can (number and type of vehicles involved, fire, injured persons etc). If no cell phone is available, please use the yellow phone at the next parking area.
  • Do not attempt to stop to offer help or cross the motorway. It is safer and more efficient to report the incident to the Motorway Management Center.

If you are involved in an accident

  • Turn on the flashers.
  • Bring your car to a stop on the Emergency Lane, if possible.
  • Wear the reflective jacket, if you have one.
  • Get out of from the right door of the car.
  • Go behind the safety parapet.
  • Call the Motorway Management Center Emergency Number 1075 from your cell phone and report the incident, giving the operator details of your location, direction km position and any other information you can (number and type of vehicles involved, fire, etc).
  • Do not try to signal passing vehicles to stop. They will see you at the last minute and their attempt to stop could be dangerous.

 

 rain

Driving in rain or fog

  • Always drive carefully keeping a long safety distance from the vehicle ahead of you. The rule of thumb is "at the half of our speed", i.e. we keep a distance in meters equal to half of our speed (e.g. if we travel at 100 km/hr, we keep a 50 m distance from the vehicle in front of us).
  • In case of low visibility or fog, greatly reduce your car speed and keep a longer safety distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
  • In case the only thing you can see if the road marking, reduce your speed below 50 km per hour.
  • If visibility is less than 50m, turn on your fog lights.
  • When the conditions improve, remember to turn off the fog lights and especially the back fog lights as they are dangerous to the vehicles that follow.

 

snow

Driving on snow or ice

  • If there is a snowfall forecast try to postpone your trip if possible. If this is not possible and we are driving in snowfall conditions:
  • Do not drive at a distance under 50 meters between your car and the car ahead of you.
  • Never overtake snow plows.
  • Do not change lanes.
  • If the situation becomes very difficult, stop at the next Motorist Service Station and await instructions.
  • Use the Traffic Police instructions for fitting snow chains.

 

drive night

Driving at night

  • Take a break from driving and try to sleep for a few hours.
  • Make regular stops. A 15-minute nap can be enough to remove fatigue.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of fatigue, such as heavy head, "ants walking" feeling on the eyes, repeated yawning, frequent changes of position, difficulty in maintaining a steady course.
  • Be very careful because obstacles become visible when we are almost on them.
  • Make sure your lights are clean and operate.
  • In case of accident turn on your flashers immediately. However, do not try to signal passing vehicles to stop. They will see you at the last minute and their attempt to stop could be dangerous.

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