The Direct Vision Standard becomes traffic law on 26th October 2020.

Although, in response to COVID-19, fines have been postponed until 1st March 2021, SM UK are still recommending fleets take the necessary steps to bring 0 star rated vehicles up to required standards, by implementing the Safe System.

We’re pleased to see so many fleets taking a proactive stance, and implementing the Safe System on to their vehicles.

For those still unsure what’s required in order to qualify for a permit, Ed takes us round a recent installation of a Scania tractor unit, completed at our Tamworth workshop.

The Safe System includes:

  • A nearside blind spot camera with internal monitor
  • Nearside obstacle detection sensors with internal alarm, activated with the left turn indicator
  • External left turn warning, activated with the left turn indicator

This customer has opted for a 3 camera system, looking to future-proof their vehicle. In 2024, DVS will implement the ‘Progressive Safe System’, which has yet to be decided, but it’s likely to include further measures than currently required.

For any help with Direct Vision Standard, from finding your star ratings to implementing the Safe System, speak with SM UK for expert advice.

Get in touch 0845 388 3816 | bookings@smfleet.co.uk

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