Transport for London is reviewing how they can further reduce the risk heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) pose to vulnerable road users such as people walking and cycling by making changes to London’s pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permit scheme.
Proposed changes include:
- Updating existing guidance on the use of mirrors and mirror-replacement Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS)
- The requirement for CMS fitted on vehicles to eliminate any remaining blind spots on the passenger side
- Sensors ensuring full coverage down the passenger side of all vehicles to detect vulnerable road users. They must not activate in relation to roadside furniture or stationary vehicles
- Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS) fitted to the front of a vehicle to prevent collisions at the frontal blind spot zone when a vehicle moves off from rest
- Audio warnings fitted to all vehicles, including those with left hand drive to ensure all vehicles operating in London have the ability to warn of an intended manoeuvre
The consultation is open until 3 April 2023 at https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/making-londons-lorries-safer/.
More information is available in TfL’s Press Release.
Updated on: 17 March 2023