DVS PSS 2024


Direct Vision Standard - Progressive Safe Systems 2024

Transport For London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is aimed at increasing the safety of HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London, whilst at the same time, protecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.


Introduced in 2019 as part of the road to Vision Zero Scheme, the DVS scheme measures a driver’s view from the windows of their HGV cab. A star rating between zero (poor) and five (excellent) stars is granted, indicating the level of risk for pedestrians and cyclists travelling in close proximity to the vehicle, in the HGV’s blind spot.

The vehicle manufacturer will issue a star rating for your vehicle. This rating (0-5) is based on how the vehicle left the production line and will not consider any aftermarket safety systems that have been fitted.

The 2024 update of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) aims to level-up the requirements raising the minimum DVS vehicle star rating from one star to three stars, and in doing so working towards eliminating road fatalities by 2041.

From October 2024, a minimum 3-star rating (currently 1-star) will be required for HGVs to continue operating within the enforcement area.

A DVS PSS Kit (Progressive Safe System) is required for any HGVs who do not meet the 3-star rating from manufacture.


The scheme has been implemented by a decriminalised Traffic Regulation Order, meaning a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) can be issued. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will detect a vehicle which will be checked with TfL’s permit database. Operators/hauliers without a permit may be issued a PCN of £550 and £130 for the driver, even if the vehicle is 5 star rated, every time the vehicle enters Greater London.

The permits of vehicles rated 1 or 2 stars or those that have qualified on the DVS Safe System will expire at the end of 25th October 2024. Permits granted following October 2024 will be valid for 10 years.

Motacam’s DVS PSS kits are available for both rigid and articulated vehicle to help fleet operators fully comply with DVS 2024.

What are the 2024 Progressive Safe System Requirements?



FRONT BLIND SPOT: A Moving Off Information System (MOIS) fitted to the front of the vehicle with active alerts warning driver. In line with Technical Specs for PSS provided by TFL. Systems complying with BSIS UN 159 will meet requirements.



NEARSIDE BLIND SPOT #1: A Blind Spot Information System (BSIS) with active alerts warning driver. In line with Technical Specs for PSS provided by TFL. Systems complying with BSIS UN 151 will meet requirements.

NEARSIDE BLIND SPOT #2: A nearside Camera Monitoring System, or Class V and Class VI mirrors, completely eliminating all remaining nearside blind spots, if any.


AUDIBLE ALERTS: Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning, alerting cyclists, and pedestrians when a vehicle is turning left.

SIDE UNDER-RUN PROTECTION: Fitted to both sides of the vehicle. Must comply with UN Reg 73.


*** The chosen PSS System will ONLY pass IF street furniture is NOT detected when tested ***

Motacam HIGHLY recommends the use of AI Camera Technology to achieve best results.

How Motacam can help you comply?

Motacam offer a supply only or supply, fitting and installation service of DVS kits and compliant camera systems nationwide across the UK.

We can advise exactly what DVS cameras and kit your vehicle will need to pass 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.