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Consultation on final proposals for TfL’s world-first Direct Vision Standard opens today

14 January 2019

Story from Transport for London.

TfL has launched the final public consultation on its world-first Direct Vision Standard proposals, which will tackle road danger at its source by eliminating Heavy Goods Vehicles' (HGVs') blind spots that are the cause of so many tragic deaths and life-changing injuries.

The Direct Vision Standard, and associated Safety Permit for HGVs that have retrofitted a Safe System, will reduce road danger for people across the capital.

In 2017 around 4,000 people were killed or seriously injured in collisions on London's streets, which is unacceptable.

TfL research shows that between 2015 and 2017 HGVs were disproportionately involved in fatal collisions, with 63 per cent of those involving people cycling and 25 per cent of those involving people walking.

This is despite HGVs only making up four per cent of the overall miles driven in the capital.

TfL is now asking people to have their say on the final scheme proposals with a particular focus on the HGV safety permit processes. As part of the consultation, people can comment on:

  • The process for obtaining a vehicle's direct vision star rating
  • The safe system requirements
  • The permit application and administration process
  • The enforcement and appeals process

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