Greater London has different schemes in place:

Dates and details
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.

Vehicles affected
All vehicles with more than 3.5 tonnes.

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

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

Are foreign vehicles affected?
Are included.

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
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.

Hours of operation

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.

National Scheme
There is no national scheme in the UK.

Look at this list to see if you are exempted.

Local name for the scheme
Safer Lorry Scheme; Safer HGV Zone

Further Information
Safer Lorry Scheme
Looking for vulnerable road users
Safer Lorry Scheme

City website
London city website
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