Getting into a tunnel means adapting your driving to a new road environment. Explanations.


You are about to enter a tunnel, check that none of the indicator lights on your dashboard are on.

The entrance sign to a tunnel imposes 3 rules: the switching on of the low beams, the prohibition on turning around and parking. The safety distances are the same in tunnels, so it is important to respect them.

What to do in the event of incidents or accidents?

Although you have taken all the necessary precautions, you break down in the tunnel … Step to follow:

  • Turn on your hazard lights
  • Park in an emergency stop location if possible, otherwise tighten as far as possible to the right
  • Turn off your engine and put on your reflective vest before leaving the vehicle
  • Go to the nearest emergency point to contact the emergency services and find the emergency exit nearby

It sometimes happens that traffic jams are created in a tunnel, you are not in a hurry, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your hazard lights
  • Stay on track and do not use emergency stop locations
  • Turn off your engine and stay in your vehicle
  • Listen to the radio for all the traffic news

In the event of a tunnel fire, do not panic, here is what to do:

  • Try to exit the tunnel without turning around. If this is not possible, park as much as possible by squeezing to the right
  • Stop the engine and leave the keys
  • Put on your yellow vest and get out of the vehicle
  • Try to put out the fire with the extinguishers available and give the alert from an emergency call station
  • Exit the tunnel by the nearest emergency exit and wait for the emergency instructions

More secrets for you as to the behavior to adopt in a tunnel now, happy drving!


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