The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for commercial vehicles in London is a positive step towards better HGV road safety, but does not go far enough. All goods vehicles over 12 tonnes now require a permit to drive into Greater London, including vehicles from outside the UK. Enforced by TfL, the DVS legislation is based on a ‘star rating’ indicating how much a driver can see directly from the cab in relation to other road users. The legislation aims to protect […]
TfL is set to enforce the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and tighten the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) from 1 March 2021, despite industry calls for both schemes to be further delayed during the pandemic.
TfL has published guidance about its HGV Safety Permit scheme, promising there will be no charge for the permits themselves.
TfL is urging operators of HGVs over 12 tonnes to apply now for a free Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Safety Permit, ahead of enforcement action being implemented from 1 March 2021.