Operators running HGVs into London are being warned of a “hidden deadline” to apply for a permit under the forthcoming Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Goods vehicles over 12 tonnes GVW will require a DVS permit to enter the capital from March, based on a star rating indicating how much a driver can see from the cab. Enforcement of the standard has been delayed due to the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, Brigade Electronics said there is an unwritten […]
The Transport Committee is to hold a follow-up inquiry next month into cycle safety, after the sixth cycling death in London within the past fortnight.
Transport for London (TfL) has told motortransport.co.uk a postponement to the Direct Vision Standard is being kept under consideration as concerns grow that manufacturers will struggle to fulfil vehicle orders.
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.