Good direct vision
A direct vision cab gives the driver has a good view of cyclists, pedestrians and motor cyclists positioned close in front, or at the side, of the cab. The driver and the cyclist can make direct eye contact.
The design of the cab enables this direct vision:
- the cab is close to the ground
- the driver is seated low in the cab close to the eye level of pedestrians and cyclists
- there is a large deep panoramic windscreen with minimal non glass vertical supports
- with the non glazed area minimised with a folding glass nearside door.
Poor direct vision
The driver in this cab cannot directly see cyclists, pedestrians and motor cyclists close in front or to the side of the cab. So they cannot make direct eye contact and can only see cyclists, pedestrians and motor cyclists close or to the side of the cab indirectly through mirrors and cameras.
This is because the cab is high off the ground, the driver is positioned high in the cab, the windscreen is less deep and the door has a smaller, high window.