DVS & PSS how we can help
DVS enforcement went live in March 2021. This has been reviewed and updated. The Progressive Safe System (PSS) is relevant to all vehicles rated 0, 1 or 2 stars weighing over 12 tonnes GVW. Vehicles rated 3, 4 and 5 star can apply for their permits direct from TfL without mandatory additional safety equipment
We have an easy to use service to help all fleet managers and hauliers to obtain their vehicle star rating.
We will inform you of the star rating and if required, the recommended safety equipment required to obtain your DVS permit.
Fastview360 offer a DVS Compliant kit as well as a PSS Compliant kit which we can supply and/or install following a no obligation quote.
We cannot apply for your permit, this is applied through the TfL website by yourselves, but we can help you to meet the safety standards required prior to applying.
What is PSS?
Who does it affect?
0, 1 and 2 star rated vehicles
What if you have 3, 4 or 5 star rated vehicles?
You can apply for your permit without requiring additional equipment. There are direct links from the PSS to FORS Silver and Gold requirements. If you would like more information on this please contact us
When does PSS get enforced?
Until 27th October 2024, the minimum DVS rating to operate in London is 1 star, this will increase to 3 stars from 28th October 2024.
What do you need?
Camera Monitoring System (CMS)
A fully operational CMS must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle, to eliminate any remaining blind spots along the nearside regardless of whether there are mirrors fitted. Operators are required to ensure all equipment is fully operational
Moving Off Information System (MOIS)
MOIS must be fitted to the front of the vehicle to warn the driver of the presence of a vulnerable road user, in accordance with the technical specifications for the PSS.
Blind Spot Information System
The system must give adequate warning to the driver of the presence of a vulnerable road user. Full coverage down the nearside of the vehicle whilst not activating in response to roadside furniture or stationary vehicles unless a collision is imminent is necessary.
Class V and VI Mirrors
Class V and VI mirrors, or a camera monitoring system that replaces the mirrors, or a combination of both, must be fitted to the front and nearside of the vehicle. These should be fitted in compliance with UNECE Regulation 46
Audible Warning System
An audible vehicle manoeuvring warning must be fitted to provide an adequate audible warning to vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left. Left hand drive vehicles should notify of turning right
Pictural Warning Stickers
Alongside a Direct Vision Standard for London, Transport for London are working with other European cities and the European Union to push for long-term improvements by mandating direct vision in EU vehicle design and safety regulations.
Side under-run protection must be fitted to both sides of the vehicle, except where this is demonstrably impractical. This equipment must be fitted in compliance with UNECE Regulation 73 on lateral protection devices
Get a PSS Quote
Fastview360 can provide full PSS kits or modular upgrade kits. Please contact us for your no obligation quote or for assistance with obtaining your star rating
What is my star rating?
Fastview360 offer a FREE service where we can obtain your star ratings for you. You need a star rating to know if or what equipment you may need to install prior to the permit application.
What is Direct Vision
To meet '1 star', at least the head and shoulders of 99% of the European adult population must be seen with an 'acceptable' distance at the front and side.
The 'acceptable' distance is set to where people become directly visible to within the area covered by mirrors and indirect vision becomes complemented by direct vision - 4.5m to the near side (Class V mirror) and 2m to the front (Class VI mirror) as per UNECE reg 46 and 0.6m to the offside.
You can find out more about the DVS standard and what you need to do to comply then please scroll down or visit www.dvs2020.org
Do you require a HGV safety permit?
HGVs more than 12 tonnes GVW only (not cars, vans, buses or coaches).
Enforced throughout the Greater London area (see above map), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
See map of roads affected by the HGV safety permit scheme with enforcement taking place with the London-wide area.