Transport for London has confirmed that it will hold a final public consultation on its Direct Vision Standard (DVS) in the New Year, ahead of the roll-out of the scheme in October 2020.
Speaking at Motor Transport’s Freight in the City event last week, Alina Tuerk, Delivery Planning Manager at TfL, outlined how the consultation would explore how to best provide hauliers with information and guidance on equipment that qualifies for standards, such as cameras for example, which will be required from 2020 to allow vehicles – deemed to have poor visibility – to operate in the capital.
Furthermore, the consultation will look at how DVS system will be administered.
DVS was announced back in 2016 by London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and is now being created to improve safety for all road users. The scheme rates HGVs based on the level of driver visibility from the cab, with vehicles given a star rating between zero and five. Zero-rated vehicles will not be permitted on London’s roads from 2020, with three stars required by 2024.
Information on the Direct Vision Standards for HGVs can be found on the TfL website.