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All HGVs more than 12 tonnes GVW entering or operating in Greater London from 26 October 2020 will need to hold a safety permit.
The permit is free of charge, but the vehicle has to meet certain safety standards. This can be verified by the manufacturer's DVS (Direct Vision Standard) certification. The Direct Vision Standard measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows. This indicates the level of risk to vulnerable road users, such as people walking and cycling, near the vehicle. This is necessary for the safety of the people around the vehicle.
From 26 October 2020 the minimum DVS rating will be one star to enter or operate in Greater London. This requirement will be increased to 3 Stars DVS rating in 2024.
You can get a permit if your vehicle has:
Apply for your permit
Apply for your permit, go to this website. After the registration, permits will be issued electronically. Operators will receive a permit reference number with their confirmation email but no certificate or hard copy permit will be issued.
The duration of the permit will depend on the following factors:
Enforcement and penalties
From 26 October 2020, if you drive an HGV within Greater London without a valid permit you may receive a penalty charge notice (PCN) of up to £550 (reduced to £275 if paid within 14 days).
Find more information here.