Direct Vision is a Transport for London regulation which aims to eliminate blind spots on trucks by encouraging the use of better designed and equipped vehicles.
The vehicles includes three rigids and one artic. They have all been fitted with side and front view cameras to meet the necessary standard. The cameras are designed to help the driver see when vulnerable road users may be in close proximity to the front and left-hand side of the vehicle.
“We support all safety initiatives,” says MD Grant Morris. “However, the Direct Vision standard will be most effective when there has been time for vehicle design to adapt at a more fundamental level. For the moment most trucks need to rely on cameras in order to compensate for the high position of the truck cab and how that effects a driver’s view.”