Introduction to the Progressive Safe System (PSS): Changes in Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Requirements
In October 2024, the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), a permit to drive HGVs into Greater London, will undergo significant changes that all operators must be aware of. One of the key changes is the minimum star rating requirement, which will increase from one to three stars. This adjustment signifies a higher emphasis on safety, particularly for vehicles that fall short of the star rating. To obtain a permit, these vehicles will now need to be equipped with extra safety equipment.
The Transition from Safe Permit to Progressive Safe System (PSS)
Previously, the permit for additional safety equipment for HGVs was referred to as a “safe permit.” However, starting in October 2024, it will be known as the “Progressive Safe System” (PSS). This transition is part of the broader effort to enhance safety standards. The PSS introduces the latest advancements in technology, which means that some operators may need to replace their existing equipment with new, more advanced technology.
What is the Progressive Safe System?
Adapting to new VRU Detection Systems
Moving Off Information system (MOIS)
Understanding UNECE Regulation 151 and 159 vs. DVS Requirements
DVS Equipment Certification and Compliance
Uploading Documentation and Identifying Non-Compliance Issues
Recommended Products for PSS
Where in London is the DVS Enforceable?
Receive your DVS Star Rating