Are you DVS Standard Ready?

DVS was created to improve the safety of all road users, particularly vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

DVS uses a star system to rate HGVs over 12 tonnes from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest), based on how much a driver can see directly through their cab windows.

From 26 October 2020 all 0-star HGVs over 12 tonnes will be banned unless they prove a Safe System (this is the same date that Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards strengthen for heavy vehicles London-wide)

From 26 October 2024 all 0 to 2-star HGVs will be banned unless they prove a Progressive Safe System

The Safe System is a series of vehicle safety measures which are designed to reduce the risks HGVs present to cyclists and pedestrians. The core Safe System proposals include:

Blind spot elimination and minimisation, for example:

A fully operational camera monitoring system; Class V and VI mirrors; and a sensor system with driver alerts

Warning of intended manoeuvre, for example: audible left-turn vehicle manoeuvring warning and external pictorial stickers and markings

Minimising physical impact of a hazard, for example:

Side-under-run protection

TrafficAngel would be delighted to offer a FREE TRIAL of any of the equipment you may require, giving you opportunity to experience first hand the benefits of our type approved systems before any capital outlay.

Contact TrafficAngel today:
01825 768555
sales@trafficangel.co.uk

To find out more information:

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles

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