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TfL’s pioneering Direct Vision Standard comes into force

10 March 2021

In a world first, TfL's lorry safety scheme is now enforced on all roads in London with free safety permits required for all freight operators.

  • More than 90,000 permits have been issued to date  
  • Several freight operators and major projects such as Tideway have invested significantly to ensure 5-star lorries operate in London  
  • More than 30,000 dangerous heavy goods vehicles have been fitted with safety measures to protect people walking and cycling
  • This is the first step in dramatically improving lorry safety in London, with standards set to tighten further in 2024

 Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said:

"This will save lives and improve road safety from day one by reducing lethal HGV blindspots, with more than 30,000 lorries fitted with vehicle safety measures ahead of enforcement beginning".

For the full article please access the TfL website.

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