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We Are DVS Permit Ready

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Highway Logistics is DVS Permit ready 

From the 1st March 2021 the Mayor of London rolled out the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit system for all HGVs entering London. The system is aimed at reducing blind spots and protecting vulnerable road users. All of our trucks that will be entering London are now fitted with equipment as required by the standard. This includes; Class V and VI mirrors or cameras that eliminate blind spots around a vehicle, a camera monitoring system including side cameras and an in-cab monitor that increase driver visibility, near-side proximity sensors with a driver alert that warn drivers of any vulnerable road users on their near-side, a left-turn audible alarm that warns vulnerable road users when a vehicle indicates left, sideguards to reduce the chance of injury to cyclists and pedestrians & warning signage to warn road users of the hazards around the vehicle.

Highway Logistics fully supports the implementation of such systems that further improves standards within the industry and the reduction in casualties of vulnerable road users within the capital and across other major cities. 


What is DVS Permit – Direct Vision Standard Permit

The DVS permit (Direct Vision Standard) is system is aimed at reducing blind spots and protecting vulnerable road users. The HGV safety permit scheme operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within the Greater London area. You need to hold a valid HGV safety permit to travel in the zone, or you’ll receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

All trucks must have:

  • A camera monitoring system including side cameras and an in-cab monitor that increase driver visibility
  • Near-side proximity sensors with a driver alert that warn drivers of any vulnerable road users on their near-side
  • A left-turn audible alarm that warns vulnerable road users when a vehicle indicates left
  • Sideguards to reduce the chance of injury to cyclists and pedestrians
  • Warning signage to warn road users of the hazards around the vehicle

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