In the case of an analogue tachograph, the recording medium is a wax-coated paper disc, which is pre-printed with a 24-hour scale. Analogue tachograph recordings are made by a stylus cutting into a wax-coated analogue chart. Up to three styluses mark the speed, distance travelled, and the driver’s activity. The digital version of the analogue tachograph system. The digital system records information on a range of vehicle and driver activities. Data is stored in the vehicle unit memory and on driver cards. The data is analysed regularly by analysis companies and any driver found breaching any rules can result in receiving a big fine of over £1500 or more. In the U.K. HGV Class 1 and 2 trucks have governors and restrict them to 56 MPH. It has been known for drivers with older HGV trucks to remove a fuse that disabled the governor and allowed the driver to exceed speed limits of over 70 MPH or more. It is extremely dangerous because if an HGV hits another vehicle at over 56 MPH it is the weight times the speed that increased the G-force of an HGV. That is 44 tonnes x 56. Imagine a 2464-ton HGV hitting a car from behind. You would not stand a chance of surviving. In the game when you crash you only hear the bump and if you hit another vehicle you get a fine. You also get a fine for speeding as well. It’s the same for the Euro Truck Simulator 2 game. SCS will not implement crash simulations showing the truck being damaged with the party falling off because it would mean more graphics rendering. You can watch the two videos below on Youtube to see what happens to HGV Trucks during cash tests. There is a video for European and American tracks being tested at different speeds.

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