To ensure that your new digital tachograph (or digital tachometer) unit works correctly, it’s vital that you follow the acceptable fitment guide. Firstly, digital tachograph vehicle units (VU’s) can be fitted in front passenger compartments of passenger vehicles and LGV’s (vehicle categories M1 and N1). They should be fitted in a central place where the driver can easily access all functions from his/her seat, but it’s advised that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you haven’t been given manufacturer instructions, please follow the fitment guidelines for digital tachograph VU’s below:
- The VU must not obscure the driver’s view of the road
- The VU must not impede movement of anyone within the vehicle
- There must be no interference with any safety systems within the vehicle e.g. airbags
- The VU must not increase likelihood of injury to anyone in the vehicle
The diagram (Displaying amber, green and blue sections) shows how a digital tachograph system should be fitted within the cabin of your work vehicle. Click the image to enlarge it.
- Amber area = The DVSA considers these areas acceptable for placing the unit, providing that the visual warning ‘T’ light is in the driver’s field of vision and is clearly legible.
- Green area = An acceptable location for fitting the unit, according to the DVSA.
- Blue area = Accepted by the DVSA, so long as the position doesn’t obstruct the driver’s view of the road.