The FTA is renewing its calls for the Mayor of London to realise the Direct Vision Standards (DVS) scheme is not the most effective way to achieve zero vehicular harm in the capital.
A study found that vehicle safety devices, such as sensors, were 50% more effective at reducing fatalities and injuries than modifying vehicle design.
TfL says it has received a lot of interest in its scheme both in the UK and in mainland Europe, and it is keen to see the safety standard rolled out nationwide.
Transport for London (TfL) has released the consultation report on the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and proposals for a HGV Safety Permit.
FTA is concerned the scheme will fail to deliver the safety improvements Khan is hoping for.
Uncertainty over Sadiq Khan’s plans for a Direct Vision Standard is leading to commercial fleets delaying the adoption of cleaner trucks, says the FTA.
Lack of clear guidance over clean air zones and Direct Vision Standard is causing concern.
MEPs have called for direct vision standards to be proposed by the European Commission when it overhauls vehicle safety rules early next year.
Transport managers will have the chance to understand the very latest information on the standard at a conference to be held in London on November 22.
Transport for London (TfL) has released interim direct vision star ratings for Euro VI Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of the development of its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The UK’s first Volvo FE Low Entry Cab (LEC) 6x2 rigid for truckmixer application has entered service with Trenchcon in North West London.