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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 will apply to all HGV chassis over 12 tonnes and will operate across Greater London, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will be enforced from 26th October 2020.