Don’t Get Left Behind: London HGV Safety: PSS 2024 Compliance Guide for Fleet Managers

At In Car Technology, keeping our customers on the road and compliant with regulations is our top priority. That’s why we’re here to break down the upcoming Progressive Safe System (PSS) 2024 regulations coming into effect this October in London.

What is the PSS?

The PSS is a new safety standard introduced by Transport for London (TfL) to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly cyclists and pedestrians. It applies to all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) exceeding 12 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) operating within Greater London.

What are the key changes?

Previously, HGVs only needed a one-star Direct Visibility Standard (DVS) rating to obtain a safety permit. Under the new PSS regulations, effective October 28th, 2024:

  • HGVs must have a minimum three-star DVS rating or
  • Be equipped with a PSS

What does the PSS involve?

The PSS is a combination of several safety features designed to minimize blind spots and improve driver awareness. These features include:

  • Blind spot camera systems: Provide a real-time view of areas hidden from the driver’s mirror.
  • Proximity sensors: Alert drivers to objects near the vehicle.
  • Lane departure warning systems: Warn drivers when unintentionally drifting out of lane.
  • Audible warning: Provide adequate audible warning to vulnerable road users when turning left or right.
  • Moving off system: A forward-mounted MOIS detects vulnerable road users in the driver’s blind spot and warns them of potential collisions when starting the vehicle.

How can In Car Technology help you achieve compliance?

At In Car Technology, we understand the importance of staying compliant. We’re proud to partner with Mantis, a leading provider of DVS and PSS solutions.

We offer a comprehensive service package that includes:

  • DVS assessment: We’ll assess your HGV’s current DVS rating.
  • PSS recommendation and installation: Based on your DVS rating, we’ll recommend the most suitable PSS features and handle their expert installation.
  • Ongoing support: We’ll provide ongoing support to ensure your PSS systems function optimally.

Don’t wait until October!

The PSS regulations are just around the corner. By acting now, you can ensure your HGVs are compliant and continue operating within Greater London without interruption.

Contact In Car Technology today!

Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you may have about the PSS and how we can help you achieve compliance with the Mantis DVS system. Let’s keep London’s roads safe together!