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  • What is The DVS?
    The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) assesses and rates how much a HGV driver can see directly from their cab in relation to other road users.
  • Why do we need DVS?
    The DVS is designed to prevent loss of life or serious injury on London's roads by removing unsafe HGVs. It sets out to eliminate blind spots from HGVs and reduce their risk to cyclists and pedestrians.
  • What will happen?
    From 26 October 2020, all HGVs more than 12 tonnes (GVW) entering or operating in Greater London will need to hold a valid HGV Safety Permit, or risk a £550 fine per incident. The HGV Safety Permit scheme will cover Greater London and be in operation 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There is no charge for the HGV Safety permit.
  • What about safety features?
    To get a permit, all of your HGVs will need TfL’s recommended Safety equipment, including cameras.

The Enforcement Zone

The Enforcement Zone covers all of Inner London and outer London along with all of the main trunk roads coming into London. The M25 is not included in the Enforcement Zone, only given as a guide on the map for scale.

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