We have now developed our final proposals to introduce a new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and Safety Permit for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) following two previous phases of consultation in 2017 and 2018.
We are now seeking your views on these proposals with a particular focus on the HGV safety permit processes. This includes the process of obtaining a vehicle star rating, the safe system requirements, the permit application and administration process and the enforcement and appeals process.
The proposed scheme would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a Safety Permit to enter or operate in Greater London. As part of DVS, HGVs will be rated between ‘zero-star’ (lowest) and ‘five-star’ (highest). Permits would be available from October 2019.
From October 2020, zero star HGVs would be banned unless they can demonstrate they operate in compliance with other measures in a defined safe system to minimise their risk to vulnerable road users.