The first Motorway Petrol Stations EuroTest results are now available. The inspection of 77 motorway petrol stations in 11 countries was undertaken by EuroTest. This test was developed, conducted, and results were analysed between the period from September 2010 to March 2011.
Each petrol station was inspected twice: once during the day and once at night. No 'Very good' rating indicates room for improvement for Europe's motorway petrol stations. Overall results include:
• Very Good: 0
• Good: 23
• Acceptable: 48
• Poor: 6
• Very Poor: 0
In particular hygiene, prices, assistance for disabled customers and signposting informationabout fuel types and fuel prices early on the motorway are all areas that leave a lot to be desired.
On the other hand, signposts announcing filling stations on the motorway, a high degree of safety at points of entry and exit, comprehensive service amenities in the filling area (disposable gloves, tyre pressure gauges, etc.) and finally the range of goods on offer in the shop mean most of the filling stations that line motorways in Europe today are operating at a high level.