Direct Vision Standard: A Comprehensive Guide
March 9, 2023
All about TfL’s new regulations affecting all HGVs over 12 tonnes
What is Direct Vision Standard?
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for HGVs is part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.
The Direct Vision Standard will be implemented and enforced by TfL and measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows. This indicates the level of risk to vulnerable road users, such as people walking and cycling near the vehicle. You can get the full details on DVS from our experts.
Changes to the HGV Safety Permit Scheme
Transport for London (TfL) is proposing changes to the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permit Scheme to reduce the risks that these vehicles pose to vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.
The proposed Progressive Safe System (PSS) builds on the existing 2019 Safe System and ensures that London HGV operators use the latest safety technology and equipment to make streets safer. Among the proposals are mandating Camera Monitoring Systems, improving detection of vulnerable road users, and requiring Moving Off Information Systems.
What are the DVS requirements for 2024?
Starting from 28th October 2024, the requirements of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) in London will be revised to enhance the safety of road users. Heavy goods vehicles weighing over 12 tonnes will be required to either have a minimum three-star rating under the DVS or install a Progressive Safe System. These changes aim to ensure a higher level of safety for everyone on the roads of Greater London.
This information is taken directly from Tfl:
Summary of Progressive Safe System
Improving indirect vision
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The Safe System
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DVS
If you have any questions about how the DVS system works, about the potential timelines or any questions about installations and vehicle tech, please contact our team using the form below.
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Free Guide to DVS
The consultation was open for feedback until April 3, 2023, and the new scheme will be enforced from October 2024. The proposed changes aim to help London achieve its Vision Zero target of eliminating all deaths and serious injuries from its streets by 2041.