Tunnel Test 2004: Are our Tunnels Safe Enough?
Publication date: 28 April 2004
The results of the 2004 Tunnel Test led by the ADAC (the German motoring club) were published today.
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For the first time in the history of the Tunnel Test, the minimum requirements for safety established by the new Tunnel Directive were taken into account in the test methodology (e.g. the distance between the emergency exits).
The test focused on 27 tunnels in nine European countries, bringing the number of tunnels tested over the last six years to 150.
Nine tunnels were awarded the rating “very good”, nine tunnels were rated “good” five were considered “acceptable” while one tunnel was considered “poor” and a further three others “very poor”.
Regrettably, access to tunnels in Italy was not permitted, even though 246 out of the 512 tunnels subject to the new Tunnel Safety Directive are in Italy.
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