Star Rating Required to Operate in London

From October 2024, minimum star rating to operate in London is changing

Get Compliant for DVS 2024

Star Rating for Direct Vision Standard (DVS) 2024

Star rating for DVS is based on how much the driver can see directly through the vehicle’s cab windows of the area around the vehicle where collisions are most likely to take place.

ACSS can help you to operate in London without any DVS fines, If you are enquiring about the DVS Star Rating please fill the form below

Star rating for DVS

The Direct Vision Standard is changing. Are you ready for the DVS updates?

From March 2021 all vehicles over 12T (some exceptions apply) gross vehicle weight require a DVS permit to operate in the DVS Zone, or risk a penalty notice from TfL

The new PSS will come into force from 28th October 2024, and will apply to all HGV vehicles that have a two-star rating or lower. 0, 1 & 2-star permits granted before 24 June 2024 are only valid until midnight on 27 October 2024, by when these permit holders will need to have applied for a new safety permit to demonstrate that their vehicle meets the new PSS requirements to operate in London.

TFL will begin to accept applications under the new requirements from 24 June 2024 for vehicles that will need a permit with a PSS condition. These new permits will be valid until midnight on 28 October 2030. Existing permits (with a Safe System condition) for these vehicles will remain valid until their stated expiry date, at midnight on 27 October 2024.

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The DVS zone map below outlines the area of London where the DVS regulation is currently in force and where permits are compulsory. All vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes, whether they are from the UK or traveling into London from overseas should have a DVS permit

What you need for DVS 2024 ?

Progressive Safe System

  • Identifies cyclist from street furniture
  • Suitable for all vehicle types
  • Integrate with existing vehicle CCTV system

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