DVS 2024

Your guide to achieving compliance for MOIS, BSIS & CMS requirements under the new Progressive Safe System regulations

Understanding Progressive Safe System

From October 2024, Transport for London’s new Progressive Safe System regulations (otherwise known as Direct Vision Standard 2024) will come into effect – impacting HGV’s 12 tonnes and above entering the Greater London Area. Newer vehicles supplied by manufacturers that hold a 3 star and above rating require no additional hardware – any vehicles with 2 stars and below will require the following additions to become compliant: ​

MOIS (Moving Off Information System)

CMS – (Camera Monitoring System)

BSIS (Blind Side Information System)

Audible alerts to driver – 1 for VRU near, 1 for imminent collision

Driver Alert for system faults (sensor malfunction / video loss)

External audible left-hand turn warning

Vehicles which previously achieved a 1-star rating under the Direct Vision Standard 2021 regulations will be required to install the above and successfully apply for and receive a certification for PSS. You can check your vehicles current star safety rating at: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/dvs-safety-permit-application/

Applications for updated licenses begin 24th June 2024 via the TFL website.

If you hold an existing HGV safety permit for a zero, one or two star rated HGV, it will expire at midnight on 27 October 2024. Your zero one or two star rated vehicle must have the Progressive Safe System fitted to operate in London from 28 October 2024.

The New Regulations Explained


CMS - Camera Monitoring System

A camera aid for drivers, installed on the nearside cab or trailer (for fixed cab), displayed on a monitor inside the cab which eliminates any remaining blind spots on the near side


MOIS - Moving Off Information System

A sensor to be fitted to the front of a vehicle to prevent collisions at the frontal blind spot zone where a vehicle moves off from rest (i.e. directly in front of the cab)  Must supply to the driver a 2-stage audible warning – 1 for detection within range of the vehicle, a second for imminent collision.


Driver Alerts

An internal, audible & visual alert, should be installed inside the cab to alert a driver to both the presence of a VRU within range of the vehicle on the near-side and front-side, and a 2nd, more intense alert, to signify imminent collision. The alerts are directly tied to sensors and should not alert them to static vehicles or roadside furniture. The alert should not be persistent during their working day, causing potential nuisance.


BSIS - Blind Spot Information System

A sensor / camera that ensures full coverage down the full nearside of vehicles to detect vulnerable road users. They must not detect roadside furniture or stationary vehicles (able to identify VRU or moving vehicles) Must supply to the driver a 2-stage audible warning – 1 for detection within range of the vehicle, a second for imminent collision


Fault Reporting

The MOIS sensor / camera fitted should be capable of alerting the driver to any fault, restricted functionality or malfunction. This must be achieved through a permanent, visible display. Alternatively an error message alerting them to the issue must be offered.


Left-Hand Turn Alert

An external, audible alert, that will clearly warn VRU’s of a vehicles intended move

Vehicle star ratings

The DVS star rating of all HGVs covered by the Safety Permit Scheme is based on the DVS rating scale of zero to five stars. The threshold star rating for vehicles to receive a permit without a PSS condition will be three stars from 28 October 2024, higher than the current one star for fitting the Safe System.

The purpose of applying a star rating is to measure the driver’s direct field of view and ensure a minimum standard of vehicle safety. This reduces the risk of close proximity blind spot collisions, particularly with vulnerable road users.

Identifying the star rating:

The rating of your vehicle will be primarily determined by your vehicle’s manufacturer using the approved HGV DVS technical protocol. Where the DVS star rating is one star or above, increasing to three stars from October 2024, fleet operators will be able to apply for a safety permit with no further action required. Where the rating is zero, one or two stars, or where a vehicle has not been or is unable to be rated, the vehicle must be fitted with the PSS as outlined in section four, before a permit can be granted. Operators must be able to demonstrate compliance with the requirements set out in sections five and six when applying for a safety permit.

For newly manufactured vehicles:

Your vehicle manufacturer will keep a record of DVS star ratings for individuals products and models, and share this with us. Permits are not automatically issued, so operators will need to apply for a permit when a new vehicle is added to the fleet. For existing vehicles, manufacturers will consider ratings based on the vehicle chassis number as provided by the operator. Any DVS rating advised will reflect the specification of the vehicle at first stage manufacture. Multi-stage manufacture and later modifications are not reflected in the DVS rating. The star rating of a vehicle may differ between different variants of a particular vehicle model, depending on the specific options chosen during manufacture. Your manufacturer will be able to advise.   (via TFL Direct Vision Standard: Guidance for operators)


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