Our tunnel data shows that major tunnels routinely experience more minor incidents. For example, in 2002, the Elbtunnel in Germany, with nearly 50,000 vehicles daily, experienced 602 breakdowns, 105 accidents and eight fires.
FIA clubs believe the time is right to launch a major European road tunnel safety information offensive.
Three key messages about:
How to “drive safely through road tunnels”
Safety levels and risk potentials of individual tunnels and
Europe needs robust common minimum tunnel standards that will guarantee the safety of tunnel users under all circumstances
will be targeted at tunnel users, driving instructors, tunnel operators and legislators across various information campaign measures including a tunnel test, an audit report, a tunnel simulation pc software tool, leaflets, posters and media work.
The global objective will be to ensure everyone does the right thing!