Brigade Direct Vision Kit 4 – DVS Compliant Camera And Side Detection System For Rigid Vehicles – Non HD (6076)
This supply only rigid vehicles kit includes VBV-770M-M 7″ monitor, side camera, turn indicator activation module, sidescan system, low speed trigger module, latched cut-out switch, external speaking “Warning” alarm and ‘Blind Spot Take Care’ DVS sticker. This kit will ensure your vehicle meets the minimum requirements for the Direct Vision Standard.
Kit Contents (Non HD Version)
- VBV-770M – 7″ Select Range Monitor
- VBV-300C – Side Camera
- VBV-L405 – 5m Extension Cable
- SS-4100W – 4 Sensor Sidescan System (with auto mute)
- LS-60-A – Low Speed Trigger
- TS-001 ECU – Turn Indicator Activation Module
- TCO-47(01) – Latched Cut-out Switch For Speaking Alarm
- SS-BC-08 – External Speaking Warning Alarm
- ‘Blind Spot Take Care’ DVS sticker
- 3 Years Brigade Parts Warranty
The Direct Vision Standard
In 2016 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for HGVs. It was created to improve the safety of all road users.
From 26th October 2020 all HGVs over 12 tonnes entering and operating in Greater London will need to hold a safety permit if their vehicle falls short of the Direct Vision Standard star ratings. To obtain these ratings operators must contact their manufacturers as no central list has yet been created. Each vehicle type / model per manufacturer will have a star system. The DVS rates HGVs from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest), based on how much a HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows.
The Safety Permit system which will be issued by Transport for London (TFL) is now being referred to in the guidance document as ‘the safe system’. It consists of; class v and class VI mirrors, a side view camera system and a sensor system with audible alert fitted to the front and nearside of the vehicle.
Is the Direct Vision Standard a legal requirement?
Unlike previous specifications that have been self regulatory in the industry including FORS, CLOCS and Van Excellence, under the Direct Vision Standard it would be illegal to operate in London without a permit or to breach permit conditions.
What Should Operators Do to Join the Allow List From March 2021?
Owners of zero-star-rated vehicles are required to fit safe systems and then apply for their permit with photographic evidence of installation. The process for getting these vehicles on the allow list is as follows:
1. Operators must submit evidence from the fitter/garage concerned on branded documentation with details of their appointment and Vehicle Registration Number(s), before 1st March, emailing with attachments to DVSGracePeriod@TfL.gov.uk.
2. TfL will review the request and send written confirmation of the outcome: if the request is accepted, the vehicle will be added to the “allow list” and avoid Penalty Charge Notices for infractions of DVS Safety Permit requirements for up to 90 days after 1st March. Operators requiring safe systems must take action before 1st March 2021 to get that work scheduled. Those informing us of a delay after this date will not be eligible for the grace period.
3. As soon as Safe System equipment has been fitted, the DVS Permit Application process must be followed as set out at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles/apply-for-an-hgv-safety-permit, applying with the required photographic evidence.