From March 2021, you must add cameras to your HGVs to meet the Direct Vision Standard for London. To drive within the M25 you must receive a permit, which if you don’t have will result in a fine of £550 for driving in Greater London.
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is a new law, designed to cut road injuries in London resulting from HGVs with driver blind-spots. From March 2021, lorry owners must eliminate all blind spots by adding camera equipment and other enhancements to driver vision. These ‘Safe System’ upgrades will become even more demanding in 2024.
Which vehicles does the DVS apply to?
- HGVs with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 12 tonnes or more
- N3 category vehicles
- HGVs registered overseas
How Fuelwise can help get you ready
We supply and fit all the camera systems you need and we can advise on your options for a range of budgets. We have a huge variety of cameras and in-cab monitors to make sure your vehicles are not only Direct Vision Standard compliant but less likely to be involved in accidents. To find out more, check out our Vehicle Cameras by clicking here.