DVS Safe System
DVS compliant system with monitor, nearside sensors and left turn alarm
Transport for London initiative
A HGV safety permit for operators entering London.
The Direct Vision Standard is an objective measure of the volume of space visible directly by the driver. HGVs will then be rated 0-5 stars where 0* is Poor direct vision and 5* is Excellent
‘Enforcement to start in 2021’ Enforcement will be introduced from 1 March 2021.
Under the scheme, it would be unlawful to:
Operate a HGV more than 12 tonnes GVW in Greater London without a permit.
Why is this being implemented?
The Mayor of London has adopted Vision Zero for road danger in our capital city, aiming for all deaths and serious injuries from road collisions to be eliminated from London’s streets by 2041. Vision Zero means ensuring the street environment incorporates safe speeds, safe behaviours, safe street design and safe vehicles to target road danger at its source.
How will this be achieved?
To achieve this target and reduce risk relating to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and people walking and cycling, TFL have developed the world’s first Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and will be issuing a safety permit for all lorries more than 12 tonnes GVW entering or operating in Greater London.
How do I make my vehicle compliant?
If your vehicle does not meet the DVS star rating or is not rated, you will need to meet the ‘Safe System’ requirements to be granted a permit
5. Nearside proximity sensors (PSR201)
An audible and visual display is activated when an object or vulnerable road user is detected by the sensors.
6. Voice synthesised turn left alarm (SPA009)
When the left indicator is activated a message can be heard on the outside of the vehicle, ‘Caution vehicle turning left’. The system includes a 3 minute night silent cut out. Failing to active
7. Nearside camera system (OP700 series)
A Cab mounted 7” monitor will display the nearside camera when the left hand indicator is activated.