In the Spring, Transport for London consulted on the final proposals for their Direct Vision Standard and Heavy Goods Vehicle Safety Permit scheme.
The consultation included the permit application process, safe system requirements and enforcement of the scheme. Over half of the respondents stated that they were supportive or didn’t have any objections to the proposed DVS scheme.
The full consultation report and TfL’s response to issues raised can be found on TfL’s website.
The responses received were carefully considered by London Councils Transport and Environment Committee on 13 June 2019. The committee agreed to proceed to make the Amendment Order to implement the HGV Safety Permit Scheme.
Permits for the scheme will be free of charge and available from 28 October 2019. Enforcement for the scheme will begin in October 2020.