At Autopista del Sol we are proud to have ISO 39001 certification, an assurance of excellence in road traffic safety management, both internally vis-à-vis our employees and externally vis-à-vis with our users.
As part of day-to-day management of the road, we conduct road safety campaigns and organize training and awareness-raising activities that help improve road safety for our users.
EVERYDAY ROAD SAFETY
- Messages and calls are a distraction. Silence your mobile device.
- In order to be able to react, you must keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
- Perform scheduled car maintenance regularly.
- Wear your seat belt, no matter how short the trip.
- If you are tired at the wheel, stop for a rest.
- You should always have emergency triangles, a reflective vest and a first-aid kit in the car.
- Respect trucks, motorcycles and cars — we are all different but we are all motorists.
- Adapt your driving style to the circumstances. Slow down in adverse conditions.
On the Costa del Sol we have more than 320 sunny days per year, so here are some brief tips for driving with sun:
- If your vehicle has been parked in the sun, ventilate it for a few minutes before setting off.
- If it’s very hot, turn on the air conditioning.
- In direct sun, use sunglasses. That will ensure you aren’t dazzled.
- Make sure to stay hydrated. On long trips, always bring water or soft drinks. Ideally you should stop every 90 minutes to drink and stretch your legs.
- Don’t leave a pet alone inside the car, even if you are just stopping for a coffee.
DRIVING IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
In adverse weather conditions, such as wind, hail or rain:
- Slow down
- Increase the safe distance from the vehicle in front, as needed
- Brake gently
- Pay close attention to the road and be aware of curves, etc.
- Use dipped headlights: see and be seen
- Do not stop your vehicle in the road; in the event of an emergency, pull over onto the shoulder, and be aware that there are service areas and toll plazas where you can stop
Ausol road safety sheets: