The deadline for Direct Vision Standard compliance has been pushed back until next year
Transport for London (TfL) have temporarily suspended the enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rules set to apply from October 26th, 2020 in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The UK transport and logistics sector has been severely disrupted during this time. As a result, TfL have acknowledged this by extending the deadline.
Fleet operators should still be aware that despite the extension, DVS will still legally come into force on 26th October. However, non-compliant vehicles will not receive the £550 penalty charge notice until the end of February 2021.
According to TfL, the new start date for the enforcement will be kept under review with the initial four months as the benchmark.
The Direct Vision Standard scheme is set to be introduced as a mechanism to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. Vehicles are graded from zero to five stars based on the visibility the driver currently has. With the installation of additional compliant equipment, DVS will enhance the visibility for the drivers of HGVs over 12 tonnes.
HaulTech’s expertise and experience in vehicle hardware solutions makes them the ideal partner to help achieve the DVS specifications. HaulTech offer blind spot elimination camera systems including a dashboard monitor, audible left-turn manoeuvre warning and near-side proximity sensors to meet the standard. With cost effective solutions starting at 65p per day including onsite installation, securing your safety permit has never been easier.
If you’d like to achieve the Direct Vision Standard for your fleet of vehicles, then contact the team today to learn more about HaulTech’s range of DVS compliant solutions.