Vehicles in London

Direct Vision Standard

What is The DVS?The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) assesses and rates how much a HGV driver can see directly from their cab in relation to other road users.

Why do we need DVS? HGV blind spots are a major contributory factor in fatal collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians. The DVS is intended to help address this. 

Where and when? The Permit scheme applies to all HGV chassis over 12 tonnes and operates across Greater London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has been enforced from 1st March 2021.