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Direct Vision Standard Equipment - suitable for TfL permit holders

From 1st March 2021, all heavy goods vehicles - those over 12 tonnes GWT - entering London, are required by Transport for London to have a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit. Operators must apply for and obtain this permit by 1st March 2021.

From this time, all HGVs will need to be DVS compliant. Non-compliant fleet Operators will risk having a fine of £550 imposed per day, per vehicle. There is a 90 day grace period from 1st March, so all DVS vehicle equipment must be fitted before 1st June 2021.

The Direct Vision Standard has been introduced as part of TFL's increasing focus on safety. Drivers of non-compliant vehicles are at a higher risk of seriously injuring or killing a pedestrian or cyclist, due to their restricted vision, should an incident occur. The DVS initiative is designed to increase vision for drivers, allowing them to act appropriately and evasively, and to reduce accidents.

To be fully DVS compliant, you will need to ensure you have adequate mirrors and signage, along with a fully operational camera monitoring system, combined with audible vehicle manoeuvring alerts.

With many HGV fleets consisting of different types and ages of vehicles, it can be difficult and time consuming to research which DVS elements are required for each vehicle. We offer a kit which will be suitable for a wide range of HGVs, providing all you need to comply.

 

DVS Basic Kit
DVS Basic Kit
£499.00
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