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Direct Vision Standard

What is DVS?

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was created to improve the safety of all road users, particularly Vulnerable Road Users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Between 2015 and 2017, HGVs were disproportionately involved in fatal collisions with people cycling (63%) and walking (25%) on London’s streets.

If you have a vehicle over 12 tonnes and are operating in Greater London, you will need a permit.  The minimum requirements for DVS is currently 1 star, if you meet the guidelines then you will automatically be granted a permit.  However, there are few vehicles that will meet this.  If your vehicle does not, then you can still be eligible for a permit by applying for the Safe System.  The Safe System is a specification, similar to that of FORS Silver and CLOCS, that require devices for indirect vision (cameras, sensors and audible alarms) to be fitted to the vehicle in order to improve driver visibility.

What Safe Systems are required?

Items that comply with the London lorry scheme include:

  • Class V and Class VI mirrors
  • A nearside blind spot camera system
  • A side detection system with audible alarm to alert the driver that there is an obstacle on the near side, i.e. cyclist or pedestrian
  • An audible warning “Caution, this vehicle is turning left” or (for left hand drives) “Caution, this vehicle is turning right”
  • Side under-run protection
  • Signage

At RE-Tech UK, we supply, install and maintain safety solutions across the UK and as a proud FORS Associate we have been focused on the safety for every road user since the beginning.

Our Direct Vision Package comprises: Blind Spot Camera and Monitor, Audible Left Turn Alarm and Close Proximity Sensors with In-Cab Display.

For more information and competitive pricing packages, contact us using the contact form below.