28 February 2020
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is a scheme which will be coming into play on the 26th October 2020 in the Greater London Area for all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) over 12 Tonnes. The scheme was created to improve the safety of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
With a £550 per day fine for non-compliance, the DVS is something that companies with HGV fleets have to take very seriously.
The Direct Vision Standard uses a unique star system that rates HGVs from zero (lowest) to five (highest). HGVs will need to meet a minimum ‘one-star’ rating by the time enforcement begins to allow them to operate in London or will need to fit ‘Safe System’ measures to improve the vehicle’s safety.
HGV operators need to apply for a permit for their vehicles. However, you will only be granted a permit if the HGV meets the minimum DVS star rating.
If your vehicle does not meet the minimum DVS star rating, you will need to make your vehicle safer by fitting it with Safe System improvements which includes a fully operational camera monitoring system.
With Sure-Track's 3G front, rear and driver facing Incident Camera solutions you can improve indirect vision and thus reduce accidents, make considerable insurance savings, improve driver behaviour and protect your fleet against fraudulent claims.
To find out more about our camera solutions and for advice on getting your fleet Direct Vision Standard ready, get in touch with the Sure-Track team.