The men and women wearing their high-visibility, yellow clothing have the task of ensuring motorway safety. But only too often they have to deal with distracted and reckless drivers who drive dangerously close to them and sometimes even crash into them.

In 2017, a Sanef Group employee was killed as he was setting up roadwork signs in the Arras sector on the A1 motorway. In the networks of mainland France as a whole, there were 187 accidents involving employees working on the motorway, compared to 124 in 2016, and 119 in 2015.

Vincent Fanguet - directeur de l'exploitation

Safety is an issue impacting corporate culture. We want to make safety more than a simple priority: it is a full-fledged intrinsic core value.

Vincent Fanguet Chief Operating Officer

Raising driver awareness

To make drivers aware of the safety of our men in yellow, Sanef rolls out numerous operations at its rest areas and network-wide communication campaigns with the support of its radio station Sanef 107.7 and all its means of customer communications.

The Group recently welcomed the French government’s decision to create safety corridors to protect teams working on the motorway.

Life in high-vis yellow: Bernard Kofler speaks about his experience

Bernard Kofler, Sanef motorway agent, recounts how he was seriously injured when his motorway response vehicle was hit by a lorry.