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Installation service that ensures Direct Vision Standard compliance for fleet managers and vehicle safety providers just like you. From AI to radar, we efficiently manage your project saving you time. Contact us today for reliable DVS installations.

Direct Vision Standard Requirements Are Changing

In October 2024, a new Progressive System will replace the current safe system. We have spoken to customers and have found that they may:

Have a fleet that requires installation of the new PSS system before the deadline
Need help etermining which vehicles are affected
Are facing difficulty understanding the updated technical specifications such as  MOIS and BSIS
Struggling to find a reliable installer for your DVS-compliant  vehicle safety products.

We are proud to have completed over a million installs, following specifications and installation guides. Our commitment to quality ensures that your vehicles are fully equipped and ready to obtain their HGV safety permits. Don't hesitate to contact us today and choose a trusted company for your installation needs.

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We aim is to simplify the process of Direct Vision standard installations. By collaborating with us, you can rest assured that our team will offer you dependable and efficient installation services that will assist you in obtaining your HGV safety permits helping you save time and money.

Over 1 million installs completed since 1995.
Team of JOSCAR, IMI trained engineers serving the UK .
Technical team able to understand PSS Specs, Kit specifications, Install guides and intricacies of your fleet composition.
Helping you to avoid fines, minimise vehicle downtime, and ultimately saving you money.

Progressive Safe System Requirements For 2024

Starting October 2024, the HGV safety permit's existing Direct Vision Standard Safe system will be replaced by the Progressive Safe System.

Camera Monitoring System

Camera Monitoring System

Class V and Class VI mirrors

Class V and Class VI mirrors

Blind Spot Information System

Blind Spot Information System

Moving-off Information System

Moving-off Information System

Side underrun Protection

Side underrun Protection

Audible Vehicle Manoeuvring warning

Audible Vehicle Manoeuvring warning

External pictorial stickers and markings

External pictorial stickers and markings

Features Of The Progressive Safe System

Key Differences Between The Current Safe System and The Progressive Safe System

If you have any questions or need support regarding Direct Vision Standard requirements, especially installation, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Star Rating

The Safety Permit Scheme uses a star rating system of zero to five stars to rate the safety of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Currently, HGVs with a zero star rating must install additional safety equipment to meet safety requirements. However, starting on October 28, 2024, the minimum safety rating for HGVs to receive a permit without a PSS condition will be raised to three stars.

Rating scale for DVS

Getting Your Vehicle Star Rating

You can obtain your vehicle's star rating by contacting your manufacturer or local service centre.



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How we can support you

We pride ourselves on delivering vehicle technology installation solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. This is what you can expect from us:

DVS Support for Fleet & Transport Managers

We understand that as a transport manager, vehicles are constantly on the move, multiple depots and different models which makes installations complex. Using our easy installation plan, all you need to do is provide us with a list of your vehicles and contact details, and we will take care of the rest. Our dedicated team will ensure that your installations are completed with minimal disruption to your operations including an optional servicing program that includes swapping PSS kits into new vehicles, as well as addressing any removal, repair, or service issues.

DVS Support for Vehicle Safety Solution Suppliers

As the 28th of October deadline approaches, you are busy delivering PSS systems to your customers. Coordinating installations and managing multiple contractors and in-house engineers can be a challenging task, but we are here to offer our assistance as your dedicated installations partner. Our goal is to ensure that your products are installed correctly into your end customers' vehicles, shorten installation times, and increase your installation radius, all while following your installation guide and TFL specifications. With our help, you can become the PSS technology provider that fleet operators adore!

Key Dates To Remember

The most important date for fleet operators to remember is October 28th, 2024. Additional key dates may vary based on the fleet situation.

Date Details Of Event
24 June 2024
TfL to start accepting applications under the new PSS requirements
27 October 2024
Until this date, the minimum DVS Star rating to operate in London is one star
27 October 2024
27th of October 2024 at midnight is the expiry of all existing safety permits for HGVs rated 0,1 & 2 stars
28 October 2024
From the 28th of October 2024, the minimum DVS star rating to operate in London will be three stars
Permits for HGVs accepted under the new PSS conditions will be valid till 28th of October 2030 at midnight.
28 October 2030
Permits for HGVs accepted under the new PSS conditions will be valid till 28th of October 2030 at midnight.
28 October 2030
Existing permits for HGVs with a three, four- or five-star rating will remain valid for the duration stated in the confirmation emails sent out by TFL. For these vehicles, a new safety permit will be granted automatically on application and will last until midnight on 28 October 2030.

Achieve Compliance in 3 Easy Steps

Check Your Vehicle's Direct Vision Standard Rating

  • If the star rating is not available, then phone or email your vehicle manufacturer with the VIN number of your HGV.
  • Your Vehicle manufacturer will advise the star rating

Determine Safety System Requirements and Permit Eligibility

  • If your HGV is three stars and above apply for your permit
  • If your HGV is rated zero, one or two stars, you will need to fit the Progressive Safe System.
  • This includes:
    • Camera monitoring system (CMS), Class V and VI mirrors, A Blind Spot Information System, A Moving Off Information System (MOIS), Side under- run protection, Audible warnings, external warning signage

Apply for Your HGV Safety

Progressive Safe system Requirements

The update to the Direct vision standard places a greater emphasis on the operator's responsibilities. It is up to you the operator to ensure that your vehicles are equipped with fully operational safety features such as blind spot and moving off information systems. Operators must also ensure that any camera equipment and associated data recording, storage, and use adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations. We are here to support you in meeting these responsibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was first introduced in March 2021 by the Mayor of London as part of the capital’s Vision Zero plan, requiring all heavy goods vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more to have at least a 1-star DVS rating and for the driver to obtain the appropriate safety permit. This requirement will increase to 3 stars in October 2024.

If you already have an HGV safety permit for a zero, one, and two-star granted before 24 June 2024 it will be valid until midnight on 27 October 2024. By this time, permit holders will need to have applied for a new safety permit to demonstrate that their vehicle meets the new PSS requirements to operate in London.

If your vehicle is rated zero one or two stars, then you should fit additional safety systems (Progressive safe system)

The Direct Vision Standard affects all Heavy Goods vehicles (HGVs) of more than 12 tonnes. This only applies to HGVs and does not include cars, vans, buses or coaches.

The direct vision standard only applies to HGVs over 12 tonnes. It is not mandatory for vehicles less than 12 tonnes to have an HGV safety permit to operate in London. However different standards such as FORS, CLOCS, HS2 vehicle regs and Mission Zero my require operators to fit similar vehicle safety equipment such as cameras and sensors to vehicles under 12 tonnes.

No, you don’t need to pay to apply for a safety permit – It is free to apply for the HGV safety permit.

To operate an HGV over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight in Greater London, you must have an HGV safety permit. If you don’t follow the DVS requirements or breach the conditions of your safety permit, you may be liable for a penalty charge notice of up to £550. If you pay within 14 days, the amount can be reduced by 50 per cent. This includes not fitting or maintaining the Safe System or PSS equipment on your vehicle where required.

Fleet operators are responsible for determining the DVS rating of their vehicles and for obtaining the relevant permit before they enter the Greater London region, TfL regularly monitor and conducts roadside checks on vehicles to ensure that HGVs operating in London comply with the scheme’s requirements.

If you want to install a progressive safe system in your vehicles, we are here to help you with all your installation needs and queries. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will simplify the installation process, allowing you to focus on growing your business while we take care of everything else. With over 20 years of experience in vehicle installations, we are the perfect choice for fleets across the UK, ensuring that your equipment is fitted by a competent and qualified fitter as mentioned by Tfl. Let us help you achieve greater safety and peace of mind on the road with our blind spot and moving off information systems.

If you have an unrated vehicle or one that is rated zero, one, or two stars, you will need to provide visual evidence that your vehicle has the Progressive Safe system installed. To do this, you’ll need to submit two photographs that clearly show the front and nearside of the HGV in the first photo, and the rear and nearside of the vehicle in the second photo.


Both pictures should clearly display the vehicle registration plates and demonstrate that the PSS equipment has been fitted as specified in the technical specifications and guidance. If you have a trailer, you don’t need to submit a separate photo of it, but the second picture should show the rear nearside of the trailer with the vehicle in place.


To get an idea of what is expected, you can check out the examples of good photographic evidence available on TFL’s website at After installation, we provide all our customers with images of their Direct Vision Standard systems, which can be used as evidence.


Please note that operators are not required to provide third-party certification for equipment installed for fitting the PSS.


Sensor functionality statement

When applying for vehicles rated with zero, one or two stars, operators must provide a statement that confirms the installation of blind spot and moving off information systems that meet our technical specifications and are in working order.


The statement should be issued by the fitter or the original equipment manufacturer of the product and declare that the sensors installed on the vehicle comply with the approved technical specifications. It should also certify that the blind spot and moving off information systems are fully functional and effective, and installed in compliance with the PSS technical specifications. To support your application, attach the statement to the visual evidence required.

To give the freight industry enough time to obtain, fit and validate new equipment, a limited grace period is available for vehicles that have registered with us by 28 October 2024 and can demonstrate they have taken steps to arrange for the fitting of a PSS. This will be available by exception only and operators should contact TfL’s operations team using the DVS contact details on our website if they wish to take up this option.

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