Through EuroTest/TAP, 18 automobile clubs in 17 countries, members of the FIA, have been putting the quality and safety of mobility in Europe to the test since 2000 for the benefit of their members and all mobile consumers in Europe. The EuroTest partners have constantly called for a Europe where the mobile consumer can circulate freely using quality infrastructure and in safety. We have examined Europe’s motorway service areas, passenger ferries, tunnels and railway stations. Test methodologies draw on the best available experience and regulation. All surveys use a common rating scheme and each test is repeated periodically to check for enhancements. Improvements have been achieved for the consumer thanks to immediate widespread publication of the test results – good and bad – in national media Europe wide, supported by clubs’ demands addressed directly to responsible authorities and political and legislative forums about identified shortcomings.
EuroTest has just launched the results of a survey of the safety on board of 18 roll-on roll-off passenger ferries. The passenger ferries were sailing at the time of the inspection in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Adria. The overall result is impressive: seven Very Good ratings and seven Good ratings. The rest were found to be Acceptable, with one exception.read more