HI VU TRUCK LENS

HI VU SELF-ADHESIVE FRESNEL LENS

This is the Hi Vu Fresnel safety lens for HGV drivers.

A Hi Vu Fresnel lens press-fits inside the truck’s passenger side window and is held firmly in place by its own ‘peel-back’ self-adhesive.

The Fresnel lens provides an extra downwards view for the HGV driver so that at a glance he can see any vulnerable road user that might be hidden in the mirror blind spot, alongside his passenger door.

Unlike a mirror, Hi Vu affords the driver a normal, (through the window) view of what’s close to his cab, not a reversed or inverted mirror image. That means the driver will assimilate any danger much faster and react far more quickly.  

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Fresnel lenses are now accepted as a very important visual safety aid for HGV drivers and so organisations such as Transport for London and Crossrail insist that trucks are fitted with lenses before being allowed to undertake transportation work on busy urban roads.

HGV Fleet Managers and Health and Safety Officers agree that simply press-fitting a Hi Vu lens makes perfect economical and safety sense.  

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HGV SIDESWIPES - THE FACTS!

Due to a blind spot, drivers of trucks cannot see smaller vehicles or other vulnerable road users which are immediately next to the passenger side door of their HGV. These unseen road users can be hit if the truck changes lane in their direction.

VOSA says, “Even the latest HGVs with a full complement of six mirrors, in compliance with the latest EU directive, still have blind spots to the passenger side which are large enough to hide a family saloon car. The solution is to fit a special Fresnel lens.”

VOSA has conducted trials which have proven that by fitting Fresnel lenses to vehicles, both the frequency and the severity of “sideswipe” accidents is reduced.

PRESS FIT A HI VU

Press Fit A Hi VuAlthough the Hi Vu Fresnel lens is a visual device for drivers, it’s not a mirror. It is a clear, thin, flat plastic lens that is press fitted to a truck’s passenger door window glass.

Its concentric ring surface allows the driver to see through it directly, so it’s not a reflected view. Its optical qualities provide a wide angle, downwards view close to and around the truck’s passenger door.

FITS MANY VEHICLE TYPES

  • Fit it horizontally to cover the nearside downward blind-spots on Trucks & RVs to enable the driver to see pedestrians, cyclists, motor-bikes and cars.
  • Fit it vertically to Vans or SUVs on the nearside passenger window to see what’s hidden behind and outwards from the vehicle’s side panelling. Ideal for making difficult lane change manoeuvres or blind angle reversing.
  • Fit it horizontally in rear windows of Vans, SUVs or Hatchbacks as a reversing aid, to counter close proximity low-to-ground blind spot hazards, such as small children.
  • Fit it simply by peeling back the self-adhesive cover surrounding the clear border of the lens and press it to the clean window glass for an instantly firm, water-free, bubble-free fix. (See Full Fitting Notes).

BENEFITS

  • Multi-Vehicle Use - Trucks, Vans, Bus, Coach, RVs (Recreational Vehicle), SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicle) and Hatch-Backs.
  • Low Profile, Smallest Footprint Lens, No Window Obscurity
  • The Only ‘Peel Back’ Self-Adhesive Fresnel Lens available
  • Multi-Positional Lens Fits All Vehicle Types (LHD & RHD)
  • Easy to install in seconds
  • Strong Adhesive surround ensures the lens will not easily peel off when passing through the doors rubber weather seal

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HI VU SELF- ADHESIVE PVC MODEL

Hi Vu is the new Low Profile, Self-Adhesive, Multi-Vehicle Use, Anti-Blind Spot Fresnel Lens that is made in PVC material and designed to press-fit to the inside of a vehicle’s window glass.  

Hi Vu Self-adhesive PVC ModelHi Vu is a “Next Generation” Fresnel lens that has been produced because truck drivers observed that previous, larger lens models took up too much passenger window space which obscured the driver’s view of more distant, fast oncoming nearside traffic at road junctions. Hi Vu is a neater, much smaller, ‘low profile’ lens (21cm x 12cm) that takes little space within the window area so that at road junctions the driver can easily see past the lens to on-coming traffic, without it interrupting his long distance view, up the road.

Hi Vu has the advantage of being the only Fresnel lens that comes with an easy, ‘Peel-Back’ adhesive surround for press fitting to glass so you get a bubble-free fix. Its super thin, flexible ‘water clear’ PVC material and its strong adhesive surround ensures that the lens will not get easily peeled off when it passes through the door’s rubber weather seal. A driver’s fear that a lens might get caught up in a door’s window winding mechanism are therefore negated. 

*A premium model Hi Vu acrylic material option is also available that provides a driver with an even clearer, brighter view through the lens. (See Acrylic Model Below)

HI VU SELF- ADHESIVE ACRYLIC MODEL

Our premium model Hi Vu lens version is made in rigid, clear, bright Acrylic material offering a Low Profile, Self-Adhesive, Multi-Vehicle Use, Anti-Blind Spot capability that’s designed to press-fit to the inside of a vehicle’s window glass. 

This higher quality, acrylic model has several advantages over conventional soft PVC lenses, namely; it is both visually more transparent and brighter so provides a sharper lens view; - and being manufactured in thin, rigid material with a self-adhesive ‘peel-back’ surround it provides a firm dry (water-free) press fix to glass so that no air bubbles can be trapped under the lens, as happens with certain PVC models; and lastly the stronger acrylic material lens will continue to function for longer.

The HiVu acrylic lens comes as a small foot print lens that also doubles as a van, SUV & RV lens by simply tipping it through 90° and fixing it in an upright position, as an alternative to fixing it in the horizontal truck window mode. This “Next Generation” Fresnel lens has been produced because truck drivers observed that previous, larger lens models took up too much passenger window space which obscured the driver’s view of more distant, fast oncoming nearside traffic at road junctions. Hi Vu is a small, ‘low profile’ lens (21cm x 12cm) that takes little space within the window area so that at road junctions the driver can easily see past the lens to on-coming traffic, without it interrupting his long distance view, up the road.

Hi Vu’s super thin, ‘water clear’ Acrylic material and its strong adhesive surround ensures that the lens will not get easily peeled off when it passes through the door’s rubber weather seal. A driver’s fear that a lens might get caught up in a door’s window winding mechanism are therefore negated. 

*A lower cost Hi Vu option in soft PVC material is also available that provides a driver with a first class anti-blind spot safety aid that protects vulnerable road users. (See PVC Model Above)

FITTNG INSTRUCTIONS

BUY

If you would prefer to buy our Hi Vu lenses from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), - follow either of the links below.


HI VU SELF- ADHESIVE PVC MODEL

HI VU SELF- ADHESIVE ACRYLIC MODEL