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Greater London has different schemes in place:

Vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes must fit side-guards and Class V and Class VI close-proximity mirrors to better protect other users of London’s roads.

All vehicles with more than 3.5 tonnes.

All roads in Greater London (except motorways).
London map

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There will be 600 signs saying ‘Safer HGV Zone’ erected across London.
London Safer Lorry Scheme

Are included.

Vehicles that would be affected by the Safer Lorry Scheme can easily be retrofitted to comply. Side guards can be fitted from approximately £500 and blindspot safety mirrors can be fitted for approximately £300 per mirror.


A combination of the police, the DVSA and the Industrial HGV Taskforce will enforce the scheme.

The fine could cost a maximum of £1,000.

There is no national scheme in the UK.

Look at this list to see if you are exempted.

Safer Lorry Scheme; Safer HGV Zone

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