LCC success: London lorries get safer from March – London Cycling Campaign
From 1 March all heavy lorries operating in London will have to meet a one star Direct Vision Standard (1* DVS). This is a world’s first – that lorries will be only permitted into a city when they either have better direct vision from the lorry drivers’ seat to the road and pavement around them, or have good mitigation systems to back up their vision. And it’s thanks directly to LCC and your campaigning we’ve won this action from the Mayor.
All lorries entering London from 1 March will need to avoid having the most dangerous blindspots and restricted vision, or show evidence of specified “safe system” mitigating measures including video camera and audio alert warning systems. Because of Covid, operators who have ordered new safety equipment and applied for DVS permits will be allowed 90 days grace after 1 March to install it.