HGV Safety Permit

Project Scope

Transport for London (TfL) has adopted a Vision Zero approach to road safety in London. Collisions between HGVs and pedestrians and cyclists have long been identified as a problem and TfL developed the Direct Vision standard as a way of preventing those collisions. This proposal has evolved into a proposal to require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to be issued with a safety permit to allow them to enter London in 2020. To gain a permit, vehicles will either require a direct vision rating of 1 star or better, or they will require evidence they comply with a safe system approach including other vehicle safety technology.

OUR Role in the Project

Apollo were commissioned by TfL to review all available evidence in respect of the HGV safety measures considered as potential candidates for the safe system, including Direct and Indirect vision, blind spot warnings to the driver, and warnings of intended manoeuvre to the vulnerable road user. The results were used to inform the proposals that TfL went out to consultation on in early 2019. Apollo were supported by subcontractors BJR Solutions and MITEC Engineering.

Visit the TfL site HERE for more information or DOWNLOAD the HGV Safety Permit report.


October 2018 – December 2018



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