Your views: Direct Vision Standard consultation

Members are being reminded that the Transport for London’s second consultation on Direct Vision Standard closes on 18 February 2019.

The consultation consists of a short online survey seeking views on detailed proposals for implementing the Mayor of London’s plan to use DVS to reduce collisions involving vulnerable road users. 


This consultation focuses on final proposals for HGV Safety Permit application requirements and processes, applicable to HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London.


In its response, the BVRLA will stress members’ commitment to road safety, but will share reservations about how effective this scheme will be. The association will also emphasise that liability should be transferable to the operator of a vehicle, rather than lie with the vehicle owner.


The BVRLA wants the scheme to be flexible enough to recognise steps taken by business to reduce accidents and minimise the cost to business. It will also make the point that there may be a better use of investment to reduce accidents through road design and cycling lanes, for example.


The consultation can be read in full here on the Transport for London website.

Members are invited to share their views with BVRLA Government Affairs Manager, Paul Thompson.