From 26th October 2020, heavy goods vehicles (HGV) over 12 tonnes will require a safety permit to operate in Greater London. It has been created to reduce the high number of incidents involving HGVs and pedestrians and cyclists.
Vision Zero aims to eliminate all road deaths and serious injuries by 2041. The aim is to ensure the street environment incorporates safe speeds, behaviours, street design and vehicles to target road danger at its core. To achieve this, a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and a safety permit for all vehicles over 12 tonnes will need to be issued.
Articulated Vehicle Sensor Requirement: Tractor units corner scan should be suitably positioned to provide sufficient coverage, but preventing activation solely on articulation of the trailer.
Rigid Vehicle Sensor Requirement: Rigid vehicles should ensure that the side detection sensors cover either six metres down the nearside or one metre from the rear of the vehicle, whichever is smaller.
Mirror Requirement: In the UNECE Regulation 46.2, class V and VI mirrors should meet the fit requirements.
Blind Spot Side Camera: A fully operational camera monitoring system shall be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle.
Rear Signage: Warning signage must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle, as opposed to instructional signage.
In 2020 any HGV can be registered, even those which would receive a zero star rating. In 2024, there will be a review of the Safe System and the minimum DVS star rating will be increased to three stars. Any additional technology or equipment that becomes available in 2024 will be taken into account.
This will be known as the Progressive Safe System and any updates can be suggested in 2022. Vehicles that are rated zero, one and two stars will need to be reviewed and updated in 2024.
Cloud have a great deal of experience fitting commercial safety systems, using our own sensors and camera technology we have developed ourselves over time. Our commercial equipment is thoroughly tried and tested, and our range covers key aspects of the DVS legislation, as well as future-proofing beyond the 2024 deadline. A focus of the requirements involve improving the driver's ability to see cyclists and pedestrians from a high up cab position. We can enable you to eradicate blind spots from your vehicles. customers a reason to do business with you.
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