The new scheme went live on October 30, 2019 and HGVs must now upgrade their safety, if they wish to drive through or visit London after November 1, 2020. Lorries must get at least a one-star rating, on a 1 to 5 scale, which means having some safety measures in place, such as camera, audio alert systems and sensors, to warn drivers of the presence of a pedestrian or cyclist within a vehicle’s blind spot.
The measures are intended to tackle figures that show that between 2015 and 2017, 63% of fatal collisions for London cyclists and 25% for London pedestrians involved HGVs.
To avoid fines and trading restrictions within London, it is vital to get your vehicles upgraded before November 2020. Act now and get your vehicles upgraded.