NYC to roll out ‘high vision’ trucks with fewer blind spots as part of Vision Zero

The city’s initiative to reduce traffic deaths may be called Vision Zero, but for municipal truck drivers it’ll translate into a little more vision — in the form of fewer blind spots.

The city will begin replacing the 2,500 fire engines, garbage trucks, dump trucks and more in its fleet with new “high-vision” vehicles, the department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Lisette Camilo said.The new rides will minimize blind spots with lower cab heights, more windows and smaller hoods.