At Bannings, we can supply and install a range of Blind Spot Detection Systems for customers in and around Guildford, Surrey, London, Hampshire and the Home Counties.
Looking to install a Blind Spot Detection system? It is clear that vehicles need more than just
warning sticker to solve their blind spot problem and at Bannings, we have a range of Blind
Spot Detection Systems for customers in and around Guildford, Surrey, London, Hampshire
and the Home Counties.
The definition of a blind spot relates to the driver’s safety and is the area around the vehicle that can’t be directly observed by the driver as they are behind the wheel. These areas cannot be seen while looking forward, looking through the side mirrors, or through the rear-view mirror. Your blind spot is outside of your field of vision when driving, off to the side and closer to the rear of your vehicle.
It’s important to note that fleet operators have a duty to ensure their vehicles don’t constitute a hazard to other road users and as of October 2020, a new legislation called Direct Vision Standard will come into effect to ensure the safety of all road users. Here at Bannings, our Blind Spot Detection Systems use cameras, ultrasonic radar sensors and light detection to warn the driver whenever another object enters the blind spot area of their vehicle. So, if you require an installation of one of our Blind Spot Detection Systems, please contact us today on 01483 301500.
Is your vehicle ready for Direct Vision Standard? If not, install one of our Blind Spot Detection Systems today! The new safety legislation will come in to effect by October 2020.
Is your Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) ready for the new safety legislation? The new legislation called Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is the first of its kind. From 26th October 2020, all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will require a HGV Safety Permit to drive into Greater London, including vehicles from outside of the UK. This new safety legislation has been enforced by Transport for London (TfL), and is based on a ‘star rating’. This will indicate how much the driver can see from the cab in relation to other road users around them, in particular vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The vehicle manufacturer will issue a star rating for your vehicle. This rating (0-5) is based on how your vehicle left the production line and will not take in to account any aftermarket Safety Systems that have been fitted. HGVs that do not meet the minimum requirement of 1 star need to obey the new safety regulation, which requires the installation of extra devices like one of our Blind Spot Detection Systems.
Does your HGV comply with Direct Vision Standard? What is required to meet the new legislation enforced by Transport for London (TFL).
The equipment needed to meet the requirements will consist of:
- A fully operational Blind Spot camera monitoring system with an in cab monitor.
- A side detection sensor system with driver alerts to be fitted the near side of the
- An audible left-turn alarm to be fitted to the vehicle to warn road users when the vehicle is manoeuvring left. Please note that all European left-hand side drivers will require the equivalent for the right-hand side blind spot.
- Side-underrun protection with class V and VI mirrors.
- External pictorial stickers and markings shall be displayed on the vehicles to warn road users of hazards around the vehicle.
Bannings can install the latest equipment that is needed to comply with the new safety regulations of Direct Vision Standard, so if you require one of our Blind Spot Detection Systems, please contact us today for an installation.
How long will the permit last for your HGV?
The longevity of the HGV Safety Permit depends on whether the vehicle meets the minimum DVS requirement or whether it was given in reference to the Safe System:
- Permits of vehicles rated 1 or 2 stars or those that have qualified on the Safe System will expire at the end of 25th October 2024. From October 2024, these vehicles will need to reapply for a 10 year permit under the progressive Safe System.
- The permits of vehicles rated 3, 4 or 5 stars will expire at the end of 25th October 2030 or 10 years after the application date if granted later than 26th October 2020.
This progressive safety legislation will be reviewed in 2022 to take into consideration any new technology or safety equipment that’s not currently available on the market. If believed to be important, they will need to be installed on all 0, 1 & 2 star rated vehicles before re-application.
What happens if you don’t have a HGV Safety Permit by 26th October 2020?
The scheme will be implemented by an authorised Traffic Regulation Order, meaning a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued. Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras will detect your vehicle which will then be checked with TfL’s permit database. If you are caught without a HGV safety permit after 26th October 2020, there will be a hefty fine given to both the operator and the driver every time the vehicle enters Greater London.