- By LCC on about 19 hours ago
A new standard for HGV ‘direct vision’ (as opposed to indirect vision via mirrors and cameras) from TfL is understood to be close to completion. Publication of a standard will enable TfL, and other authorities, to specify lorries that meet this standard in contracts. Examples of lorries that offer extensive direct vision and good visibility of pedestrians and cyclists include the Mercedes Econic and Dennis-Eagle Elite. The Mayor’s written response to the question from Eshalomi said:
“Heavy Goods Vehicles with maximum direct vision are available now and are successfully
working in TfL’s supply chain. I intend to quickly increase the number of these safer trucks seen
on London’s streets and have asked TfL to develop a plan to do this by this autumn.
TfL will continue to work with vehicle manufacturers, operators, trade bodies and cycling
groups to raise awareness of these safer trucks and provide advice to construction projects
across London as they develop this plan.”