The days of major traffic jams before the Gleinalm and Bosruck toll booths on the A 9 in Austria are now a thing of the past. Not only have the lane widths been increased (from 2.30 to 3 meters), but also a new digital toll system with two barrier-free lanes has been introduced.
Since it is currently not yet completely clear how long the corona virus can survive on a surface, should also be able to survive in a car the frequently touched areas ("contact areas") should be given special attention. According to Ford Werke, these include steering wheel, door handles, gear levers, knobs, touch screen, armrests and Seat adjustments.
Sometimes the "soup" is really thick - fog in the spring mornings and evenings repeatedly causes considerable traffic jams. Suddenly a "grey wall" opens up, which extremely restricts visibility. At the wheel, you have to act calmly: instead of braking hard, slow down and turn on the low beam.
Germany is in Covid19 hypnosis, but some have to be wide awake. Thousands of truck drivers are tirelessly on the road to ensure the supply chains of basic supplies. A contribution to these everyday heroes is now being made by Germany's major truck depot chains, the 24 truck depots, the Euro rest parks and the maxi truck depots.
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