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WP.29 Rulemaking Project
UN Regulation on Commercial Vehicle Direct Vision

This discussion addresses efforts, such as those undertaken by the London Department for Transport, to establish direct vision standards requiring a larger and lower field of vision for drivers of heavy goods vehicles. The intention is to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

London has established a Direct Vision Standard, using a star system, to rate heavy vehicles over 12 tonnes from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest), based upon how much a HGV driver can see directly through the cab windows. London has also proposed a “Heavy Goods Vehicle Safety Permit” which, if approved, would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London to hold a safety permit from 26 October 2020.

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Development of the Initiative

No changes to this regulation are pending.

Latest Documents

2 Mar 2020
Draft report of the 13th VRU-Proxi informal group session | VRU-Proxi-13-13
4 Feb 2020
Direct Vision in Trucks: Towards a UNECE Standard | VRU-Proxi-13-05/Rev.1
4 Feb 2020
Application of the TfL Direct Vision Standard in UNECE regulation – LDS and TfL position | VRU-Proxi-13-11
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