The BVRLA has expressed concern that the Transport for London’s proposed Direct Vision Standard will not be the most effective measure to reduce accidents from HGVs driving in the Capital.
Members are being reminded that the Transport for London’s second consultation on Direct Vision Standard closes on 18 February 2019.
Transport for London has issued another consultation on its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS). It wants further feedback on the Mayor of London’s plan to use DVS to reduce collisions involving vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists.
Transport for London is launching the final consultation on its proposed Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit scheme on 8 January 2019
The Department for Transport has published a response to its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review call for evidence.
Last week, Transport for London (TfL) released the interim Direct Vision star ratings for Euro 4 HGVs as part of the development of its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing industry in the UK has opposed Transport for London’s proposal for a new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks entering London from 2020. Responding to TfL’s online consultation on the DVS, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association said the proposals were unworkable and unsupported by clear road safety evidence.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has introduced a Direct Vision Standard for lorries which rates them on how well the driver can see other road users. Vehicles are graded from zero – for those with poor visibility from the driver’s cab – to five for those with excellent all-round vision.
Following the introduction of the Safer Lorry Scheme on 1 September, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has outlined a further tightening of the rules he'd like to see mandated.