On one hand, of course you don’t, it’s more cost and another set of regulations to manage!
On the other hand it’s your business, doing it right is vital and DVS or ‘Direct Vision Standard’ is coming to London in October 2020 like it or not!
To find out answer the following questions:
If the answer was YES to both and your vehicles are not exempt:
If your vehicle(s) do not meet the one star rating they are classed as zero rated. They must be modified to meet the ‘Safe System’ requirements in order to achieve the one star rating. The Safe System is a series of vehicle safety measures/devices fitted after point of manufacture. No specific make or brand of equipment is mandated as part of the Safe System. Click to see Pay as you Track DVS Solutions.
Your vehicle manufacturer will help you with this, or the online application process is very helpful:
You will be informed what star rating your vehicle(s) fit into.
In 2024 Safety Permits requirement increases to three star rating.
To further complicate matters some vehicles can claim exemption, these are: as follows but please check for yourself:
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic the fines will not be enforced until February 2021
On October 26th, 2020, and it operates 365 days in the year 24 hours a day.
A ‘standard’ to determine the visual capability of an HGV driver from his cab. It follows that adopting DVS must result in modifications to many existing HGV’s to meet the regulations, ‘though it’s to be expected/hoped that new HGV’s will be deliver ‘DVS ready’.
Aimed at reducing the high number of deaths and injuries resulting from collisions involving HGVs and people walking and cycling. The DVS objectively measures a driver’s direct view through the windows of an HGV cab. This is communicated as a star rating from zero (poor) to five (excellent), which indicates the level of risk to people walking and cycling near the vehicle.
For further information and detail:
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