August 06, 2021
Launched in October 2019 by Transport for London, the Direct Vision Standard has been brought in to address the high number of collisions in London involving HGVs and people walking and cycling. Logistics UK Shop has launched a Direct Vision Standard Kit, which helps meet the requirements of the Direct Vision Standard scheme.
The Direct Vision standard came into force 1st March 2021 and requires larger HGVS (category N3 vehicles over 12 tonnes) to hold a valid safety permit. The application process for the safety permits opened on 28th October 2019.The scheme is enforced across Greater London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The DVS objectively measures a driver’s direct view through the windows of an HGV cab. This is communicated as a star rating from zero (poor) to five (excellent), which indicates the level of risk to people walking and cycling near the vehicle. Currently, all vehicles must meet a one-star rating but this is scheduled to increase to three stars by 2024.HGVs with zero-star ratings will be granted a permit if they meet specific industry measures.
For more information and to apply for a permit, please visit: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles
How can I ensure I meet the requirements of the Direct Vision standard?
If your vehicle is 0 star rated, you must comply with the requirements of the ‘Safe system’.
These requirements include:
- Class V mirror must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
- Class VI mirror must be fitted to the front of the vehicle 3. Side under-run protection must be fitted to both sides of the vehicle (except where this is impractical or proves to be impossible)
- External pictorial stickers and markings must be displayed on vehicles to warn vulnerable road users of the hazards around the vehicle
- A sensor system that alerts the driver to the presence of a vulnerable road user must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
- Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning must be fitted to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left
- A fully operational camera monitoring system must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
View our new Direct Vision Standard kit today!
Our Direct Vision Standard kit helps meet you meet the requirements of the Safe System for the Direct Vision Standard. With an Alarm, proximity sensor kit, turn left alarm and a blind spot sticker and camera. Visit the Direct Vision Standard kit on our Shop site here today!