Transport for London have not made this easy for fleet managers, as if their job is not hard enough.
The process to finding out if your trucks are 0,1,2,3,4 or 5 star rated is hard enough, you then have to fit all sorts of safety equipment depending on your “Vision Star” rating and finally apply for a permit giving proof the required safety equipment has been installed.
T help ease the workload, we have access to an easy to use free of charge service to help all fleet managers through this process. The Vision Star Rating service will find out the Star rating of your vehicles, then on a vehicle by vehicle bases we will inform you what the DVS2020 standard recommended Safety Equipment is that you need to install.
To further reduce the burden can provide DVS2020 compliant safety kit which we can supply and/or install and then apply for the permit on your behalf once we have discovered what Safety Equipment that each vehicle requires.
To meet 'one 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 DVS2020 standard and what you need to do to comply then please scroll down or go to www.DVS2020.org