7,000 DVS fines for hauliers

TfL is calling for more hauliers to apply for a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit after revealing that more than 7,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) have been issued to lorry drivers since the schemes launch in March, raising a minimum of £1.9m in fines.

With penalties ranging from £550 a day to half of that, if paid within 14 days, the scheme is estimated to have raised between £1.9m and £3.8m in fines from hauliers in its first three months.

Under the scheme, in order to drive a truck in London, owners of HGVs over 12 tonnes have to apply for a free permit that assigns trucks a star rating based on how much drivers can see directly through their cab windows.

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