TfL DVS Phase 2 Consultation
17 Mar 2023
In February, TfL launched a consultation on their proposals to create a Progressive Safe System (PSS) as part of the HGV Safety Permit Scheme with 3 April as the deadline for responses. Its aim is to further reduce the risk that heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 12 tonnes pose to vulnerable road users.
In 2019 the Mayor launched the world leading Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Safety Permit Scheme as part of his Vision Zero commitment to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041. It became enforceable in March 2021. DVS tackles road danger at its source by minimising HGV blind spots which contribute to many tragic deaths and life-changing injuries.
Early results show the number of fatal collisions involving HGVs and vulnerable road users where vision was a contributory factor have halved since 2018.
In October 2024, the DVS requirements of the HGV Safety Permit Scheme will increase from one star to three stars. At the same time, TfL proposes to introduce a PSS for vehicles not meeting that standard.
The PSS will build on the requirements of the 2019 safe system, and take into account advances in technology.
TfL would like to hear your views on their proposals.
Please go to their consultation webpage: https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/making-londons-lorries-safer to find out more and tell them your views. Your feedback will help inform the development of PSS requirements.
You have until 3 April 2023 to give them your views.
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