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:
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.
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