SafeStand Meeting Direct Vision Standards
30th October 2018
We have been looking to the future and what it means to be a supplier of goods to inner cities. Not only are we aiming to drive down our emissions and costs using routing software and optimum load weigh checks, we are also ensuring we aim to comply with the Direct Vision Standard being introduced and this is why we have looked to the Mercedes Econic to make sure we meet these future demands.
The new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) which will be introduced in London in October 2020 are for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 12 tonnes. These standards assess and rate how much a HGV driver can see directly from their cab in relation to other road users, especially vulnerable road users. The DVS forms part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero approach to eliminating all deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041. In 2016, 23% of pedestrian and 50% of cyclist deaths involved a HGV, despite HGVs making up only 4% of road miles in London. HGV blind spots are a major contributory factor in fatal collisions involving vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.
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