How safe is your urban freight truck?

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a star rating system for the direct vision that drivers have from the cabs of heavy goods vehicles. TfL has created a web site showing its interim star ratings for HGVs. The Direct Vision Standard will categorise HGVs depending on the level of a driver’s direct vision from a cab.

HGVs will be given a rating between ‘zero-star’ (lowest) and ‘five-star’ (highest), with only those vehicles rated ‘three-star’ and above, or which have comprehensive safety systems, able to operate in London from 2024.

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