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Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Cameras & Compliance

If you operate HGVs inside the M25 you will need a DVS permit or you will get a £550 fine per incident.

The Direct Vision Standard has been designed to make the streets of London safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The Direct Vision Standard affects ALL 12 tonne and above vehicles that enter London, with a £550 per day fine for non-compliance.

From March 1st 2021 ALL vehicles over 12 tonne GWT will need to have a HGV Safety Permit to drive into the controlled area. To get a permit almost all of your HGV’s will need TfL’s recommended safety equipment installing on them, including DVS compliant cameras.

AVR are here to offer you our expert advice and solutions to ensure you are compliant. We offer a fitting and installation service of DVS compliant cameras and solutions across the UK.

Here at AVR we can advise exactly what DVS compliant cameras and equipment your vehicle will need to satisfy the Direct Vision Standard.

Our mobile engineers can then come to your premises to fit all the necessary equipment so that you can apply for your HGV Safety Permit.

Direct Vision Standard Cameras
HGV Safety Permit Cameras



Enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard will now be introduced from 1st March 2021. 

This was postponed to give affected businesses more time to meet the new standards as they face intense demands from the coronavirus pandemic.


TfL are also introducing a 90-day grace period to support operators who have ordered Safe System components ahead of the 1st March 2021 enforcement start date and are now experiencing delays in supply and fitting.

To benefit from the grace period, please submit evidence from the fitter on branded documentation with details of your appointment and Vehicle Registration Number, before 1st March 2021, to

TfL will review the request and send written confirmation of the outcome. Once your Safe System equipment has been fitted, you must follow the DVS Permit Application process.

You must take action before 1st March 2021. Operators informing TfL of a delay after this date will not be eligible for the grace period.