FORS Silver Vehicle Requirements

Fleet operators shall ensure that all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight are fitted with safety equipment to help protect vulnerable road users. This shall include:

  • Prominent warning signage to the rear of the vehicle (where practicable) to visually warn other road users not to get too close to the vehicle
  • Side-under run protection to all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (where practicable) that are legally exempt from fitment
  • Class V and Class VI mirrors fitted to all vehicles where they can be mounted, with no part of the mirror being less than two metres from the ground
  • Equipped with an audible means to warn other road users of a vehicle’s left turn manoeuvre and reversing movement.
  • Front, side and rear blind spots eliminated or minimised as far as is practical / possible, through a combination of active and operational direct and indirect vision aids and driver audible alerts.

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