Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are overrepresented in fatal collisions. HGVs make up less than 4% of the miles driven in London, but were involved in 78% of cyclist fatalities and 20% of pedestrian fatalities in 2015.
For the definition of direct vision standards for HGVs, take a look at our Direct Vision Standard for HGVs page.
For research on direct and indirect vision from HGVs as well as construction logistics and cycle safety, take a look at the research in our Publications and Reports page.
Our research is summarised in the following PDFs and infographic which you can print and distribute to your team.
These documents also provide more information on our research:
HGV evaluation - new vehicle research report
Road safety benefits of direct versus indirect vision in HGV cabs summary
Road safety benefits of direct versus indirect vision in HGV cabs technical
Road safety standards for construction, supply and waste sites - report
Understanding direct and indirect vision from HGVs - summary
Understanding direct and indirect driver vision from HGVs - technical report
Working towards the Direct vision Standard for HGVs
Assessing the direct vision performance of HGVs - technical report summary
Assessing the direct vision performance of HGVs - technical report
Our Safer Trucks virtual reality video allows you to experience the difference between a high-entry, off-road HGV cab and a low-entry, high vision HGV cab.
Equipment guidance: You can find current equipment guidance on the FORS website
Contact us: If you would like to discuss our technical work on HGV safety, contact our Freight and Fleet Programme Manager at HannahWhite@tfl.gov.uk. For all other enquiries about making deliveries in London, contact firstname.lastname@example.org