Progressive Safe System (PSS) – DVS

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New Progressive Safe System recommended by Transport For London

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What Is The Progressive Safe System for DVS 2024

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Transport for London (TFL) is now proposing a significant upgrade to the existing Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ‘Safe System.’ This upgraded system is known as the Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024 and is scheduled for implementation starting October 2024.

Starting from October 28, 2024, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) with safety ratings falling below three stars will be required to incorporate the Progressive Safe System. For further information regarding the impending Direct Vision Standard 2024, please refer to our technical details below.

Should you need any assistance with the implementation of the Progressive Safe System or seek guidance, please feel free to reach out to us. Our team is dedicated to aiding you in navigating these new requirements and ensuring your full compliance.
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The Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024 star rating

When do I need to have the DVS 2024 Progressive Safe System (PSS) Fitted?

Starting in October 2024, if your Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) weigh over 12T and have a safety rating of 3 stars or lower. To operate in Greater London, a DVS Progressive Safe System is required for a Safety Permit, enabling legal travel within the area. Transport for London (TfL) recently concluded a public consultation on the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for 2024 and the proposed specifications for the Progressive Safe System. Permits granted after October 2024 will be valid for 10 years.

This is the first step to establish what equipment you will require. You can contact your vehicle manufacturer, or simply send us a fleet list and we’ll complete this work for you free of charge.

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With this kit, you can manoeuvre safely and comply with DVS from Transport for London.

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Unveiling Two Solutions to Your Compliance Needs

MOVING OFF INFORMATION SYSTEM (MOIS)

We offer a solution that meets the new requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Our front sensor system is designed to activate in response to proximity information signals. This effectively detects the presence of pedestrians or cyclists.

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BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BSIS)

Our solution includes installing Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) to your vehicle. Our BSIS sensor provides complete nearside coverage without false triggers. It is able to do so by distinguishing roadside furniture from stationary vehicles, ensuring your safety on the road.

 
 

*To comply with the new 2024 DVS regulation, your vehicle must be equipped with both a MOIS system and a Blind Spot system.

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Detailed Requirements For The Progressive Safe System (PSS) in 2024

Equipment fitted to your vehicle as part of meeting the PSS must comply with the specification set out here.

Operators must ensure that their equipment for indirect vision, including Blind Spot & Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS), is fully operational. Both sensor systems must meet the performance requirements in the accompanying PSS technical specifications. This is available online at Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit

Both sensor systems must meet the performance requirements in the accompanying PSS technical specifications, available online at tfl.gov.uk/dvs

Regardless of whether mirrors are already fitted, install a camera monitoring system to eliminate blind spots on the nearside of the vehicle. Position in-cab monitors near a window edge or existing mirror location to minimize driver distraction. A mirror replacement camera system may serve as an alternative to fitting Class V and VI mirrors.

Additionally, a mirror replacement camera system can be used as an alternative to fitting Class V and VI mirrors. Monitors intended solely for displaying blind spots related to low-speed maneuvering may deactivate at speeds above 20mph.

Note that the installation of this camera monitoring system and the BSIS system, is optional and not currently required to conform to the new PSS legislation. While it offers a valuable solution for eliminating all nearside blind spots, compliance is not mandatory.

To ensure comprehensive coverage along the nearside of the vehicle, install blind spot information systems. These sensors should not activate in response to stationary vehicles or roadside furniture unless a collision is imminent.

For articulated vehicles, position sensors strategically on the tractor unit to provide sufficient nearside coverage without triggering by the trailer itself. These sensors should enable detection within the defined zone, including areas adjacent to a semi-trailer. Tailor the specific implementation to what works best for the technology supplier and the vehicle operator.

Blind spot information systems are required to be installed in the vehicle to ensure comprehensive coverage along the nearside of the vehicle. It is essential that these sensors do not activate in response to stationary vehicles or roadside furniture unless a collision is imminent.

For articulated vehicles, sensors must be strategically positioned on the tractor unit to offer sufficient coverage of the nearside without being triggered by the trailer itself. These sensors should enable detection within the defined zone, including areas adjacent to a semi-trailer. The specific implementation can be tailored to what works best for the technology supplier and the vehicle operator.

 

Mandated vehicles must have audible warning equipment to alert nearby pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users of turning manoeuvres. The volume of this warning, measured at a one-meter distance from the sounder, should range from 65 to 88 decibels/dB(A).

Operators are encouraged to install an audible warning system combining spoken warnings and white noise. Ideally, such devices should require minimal driver intervention and include a manual on/off switch for use between 23:30 and 07:00.

For left-hand drive vehicles, fitting an audible vehicle manoeuvring warning is imperative to alert pedestrians and cyclists during right turns.

Display warning signage on the rear of the Rigid Vehicle & any trailer unit in use, not the front tractor unit.

Design the signage to warn people walking and cycling of the hazards posed when near the vehicle.

Ensure the signage is not offensive or does not give instructional advice to people walking and cycling. The text point size must be legible to a cyclist or pedestrian at a reasonable distance from the vehicle.

Use signage of at least A3 size.

Where in London is the DVS 2024 Enforceable?

Where in London is the DVS Enforceable?

The map displayed below illustrates the geographical region within London where the DVS (Direct Vision Standard) regulation is presently in effect. It’s important to note that this regulation is applicable to all vehicles exceeding a weight of 12 tonnes. Irrespective of origin, whether originating from the United Kingdom or entering London from foreign locations.

Applying for DVS Permit

Find the star rating for your vehicle​

Find out the DVS star rating of your heavy goods vehicle (HGV) over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight and apply for a permit if required.

Install the necessary equipment and signage​

Install a DVS Progressive Safe System (if your HGV DVS star rating is less than three)

Submit your application

Once you have completed the previous 2 steps, head back over to the TfL’s portal and start the DVS application for your HGV.

Penalties

Starting 26 October 2020, driving an HGV in London without a valid permit can result in a penalty charge notice (PCN) of up to £550. This amount is reduced to £275 if paid within 14 days, with a separate £130 fine for the driver.

TFL can also revoke or suspend a permit if a vehicle that has been granted a permit is later found to be in breach of the permit terms.

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