Transport for London has refused to extend the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) grace period after Logistics UK said a shortage of parts and vehicles was making compliance difficult for operators. In a letter to the association, TfL said the industry had already “had a significant amount of time to prepare” for the safety scheme. It also said 13 people walking and cycling in London had died in collisions with HGVs last year and so “in this context, our view is […]
The family of a car driver who died when a concrete block fell from a lorry and smashed through his windscreen are calling for securing methods on HGVs to be tightened up.
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.
With mounting pressure on a number of distribution operations, the government has taken steps to ease the pressure on drivers and transport operations to make sure that the supplies that we all need continue to get through.