The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is being introduced by TfL on 1 March after being postponed from its original implementation date of October 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. From March, any HGV over 12 tonnes other than a few exempt specialist vehicles such as mobile cranes must either have a one star rating for driver direct vision from the cab or be fitted with an approved safe system of cameras and sensors to enter Greater London or the operator […]
Direct Vision Standard is not the best approach to reducing road deaths, warn transport associations
Both the RHA and FTA have reiterated their opposition to TfL’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) arguing there are more effective ways to reduce vulnerable road user casualties on the capital’s roads.
A public inquiry (PI) which could have rejected the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was not held because Logistics UK and the RHA withdrew their formal objections, according to TfL.
TfL is calling for more hauliers to apply for a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit after revealing that more than 7,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) have been issued to lorry drivers since the schemes launch in March, raising a minimum of £1.9m in fines.