Safer trucks

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) are overrepresented in fatal collisions. HGVs make up less than four per cent of the miles driven in London, but were involved in 78 per cent of cyclist fatalities and 20 per cent of pedestrian fatalities in 2015.

How TfL is looking to improve HGV safety

  • Improving overall vehicle design to increase driver direct vision
  • Increasing awareness of the levels of direct vision available from different HGVs enabling operators to specify the right vehicle for the job
  • Improving ground conditions at construction and work sites to reduce the need for 'off-road vehicles'
  • Supporting purchase of quality safety equipment
  • Influencing European regulations governing vehicle design
  • Providing planning and procurement guidance to encourage procurement of safer trucks

Find out more about HGV safety

Research: 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 infographic below, which you can print and distribute to your teams.

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 For all other enquiries about making deliveries in London, contact


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