Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and the Progressive System (PSS) update
In March 2021 the DVS (Direct Vision Standard) was introduced, imposing fines on vehicles over 12T GVW for entering the DVS zone in and around London.
This has now been reviewed and upgraded to the Progressive Safe System (PSS) which goes live on 28th October 2024 with vehicles rated below 3 stars being affected.
How long does a permit last for?
Your permits duration will depend on your vehicles star rating. Please see the table below from Transport for London (TfL) for more information.
Over 250,000 vehicles now have DVS permits.
Any vehicles rated under 3 stars need to update to PSS.
Thousands more vehicles do not have DVS permits and will be under 3 stars. These will require permits to access London without being fined.
Relevant to all HGV's (over 12T GVW) rated 0, 1 and 2 stars. This comes into enforcement from 28th October 2024
The enforcement zone covers central London and some outer London. To view the enforcement zone please click below
We can obtain your star ratings for you. You need the star rating to know what, if required, any extra equipment to install
DVS went live in 2021. Certificates under 3 stars are valid until October 2024 for HGV's over 12T GVW
The application process varies depending on your star rating. We have simplified the process for you
We can help you get ready for your DVS application by providing star ratings to DVS and PSS equipment quotes
The direct vision is calculated from what the driver can see from their seat with no enhancements such as camera systems or mirrors. The level of direct vison determines the star rating. The star rating is awarded on the production line by the manufacturer.
The star rating will not change even when you add additional equipment.
The red highlighted areas show where the driver can see from their seat without assistance - this is known as limited direct vision.
The blue highlighted areas show where the driver can see from their seat without assistance - this is known as good direct vision.
A - zero star eye point
B - one star eye point
C - three star eye point
D - four star eye point