The Direct Vision Standard measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows. This indicates the level of risk to vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as pedestrians and cyclists, walking or cycling next to the vehicle.
Failure to comply might result in a penalty charge notice (PCN) of up to £550.
The Exeros’ Standard DVS Kit ensures your vehicles meet the requirements for the legislation to be granted a permit until 2024.
We are now also introducing the “Progressive Safe System Kit” for any HGVs rated below three stars in October 2024.
|DVS Requirements||Optional for enhanced safety|
|Selection of 7" monitor||MDVR|
|Nearside camera||Off-side camera|
|Left-turn alarm||Rear-view camera|
|Proximity sensors||Reversing alarm|
|Blind spot sticker||Forward-facing camera|
DVS uses a star system to rate HGVs from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest), depending on visibility.
IF YOUR VEHICLE DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM 1-STAR RATING, YOU WILL NEED TO RETRO-FIT A DVS SAFETY SYSTEM.
Following October 2024, then, all HGVs are required to meet a minimum 3-star rating. Vehicles rated below 3-stars, would need to retrofit a Progressive Safety System Kit.
**Rating is determined by your vehicle’s manufacturer using the approved DVS protocol. ** To download the full TFL DVS 2020 guidelines, click here.
From October 2024, HGVs rated below three stars will need to feature the Progressive Safe System.
The Enforcement Area covers all of inner London and outer London along with all of the main truck roads coming into London.
DVS started being enforced on 1st March 2021 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Stephen Sanderson Transport took the Direct Vision Standard as an opportunity to improve their fleet. Following installation of our DVS Safety Systems, Sanderson Transport saw a 33% decrease in false-claim incidents reported and saved significantly on insurance premiums. Most importantly, though, they immediately noticed a positive impact on driver behaviour and customer satisfaction.
By upgrading your fleet with safety equipment that complies with the DVS ‘Safe System’ and goes beyond it (such as with a full recording system), you can achieve a significant ROI in the first year and increase safety, efficiency and profitability of your fleet.
Sensors fitted to the nearside of the vehicle, that alert the driver to the presence of vulnerable road users (VRUs).
A left-turn alarm system to warn vulnerable road users when the vehicle is turning left.
A fully operational camera monitoring system fitted to the nearside of the vehicle to eliminate blindspots.
A blindspot sticker displayed on the vehicle to warn vulnerable road users of any dangers around the vehicle
Class V and VI mirrors fitted to the front and nearside of the vehicle
Side under-run protection fitted on both sides of vehicles.
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