My Tips For a Successful CD Road Trip!

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So You want to take a trip down the CD Road? 


Before You hit the CD Road:


Quick Save! Find a suitable spot to stop... such as a repair station, gas station, or the yard that you pick up your trailer from and quick save there. That way if you do get Rammed, Trolled, etc on the CD road... you have a safe spot to roll the game back to. The game may autosave as you're driving but those autosaves are often while you're driving. If you restore your game to one of them you'll be in the middle of the road. I'm aware that there is ghost mode, but (as far as I know) there isn't a way to tell if someone is currently in ghost mode.


Fill it up! Get your truck fueled before you hit the CD Road, this keeps you from stopping at the gas/petrol stations on the road and have to deal with all that traffic in those small stations...


For the traffic traveling west on the CD Road, there isn't a gas station on your side of the road until just before Calais. For the eastbound traffic, there isn't a gas station until after you pass into Germany (could be wrong but it's somewhere around there).


Can Your Computer Handle it?! Remember where you're going.... the CD road is known for being an area of high traffic, and not everyone has a computer that can handle it... so simply ask yourself... "Can my computer handle it?" If you don't think so, find an alternate route. A way to find this out would be to teleport to a city that has a moderate amount of traffic (such as Dortmund). If your framerate is below 30 FPS with only 20-30 people nearby, don't get onto the CD Road.


If you do take the CD road and your computer is struggling (you're only getting 15 FPS), you'll appear extremely laggy to everyone else, which can cause serious problems.


While On the CD Road:


Remain Alert!  Those trolls can come out of nowhere, after many trips down the CD road I've learned that the hard way... 


Remember the Inappropriate Overtaking Rule! Game Moderators have said that in areas of high traffic (anywhere where there are 20 or more people on your tab menu), overtaking is forbidden. However, on the CD Road, it is forbidden to overtake... period. You probably saw those broadcasts reminding everyone that overtaking is forbidden on the CD Road. That's simply because of the high traffic volume during peak times.


People do overtake when they really shouldn't (they may think they're more important), but you should try to help them get back on the right side of the road. If there's a truck coming and you see they speed up, you slow down. If they slow down, you speed up, the goal is to get them back on the right side of the road as quickly as possible. If they hit you while trying to move back onto the right side of the road, then that's either considered Ramming or Dangerous Driving depending on how much damage you take.


Never turn left into a gas station! Chances are you'll be blocking opposing traffic with your trailer. Also, gas station traffic moves with the closest lane, so in order to go in properly, you're basically making a U-turn to go in, and then a U-turn to go out. I cannot count the number of times I got blocked from someone turning left into a gas station right in front of me forcing me to stop...


Someone is laggy in front of me! Keep your distance (150m or more) and be prepared to stop.


Make sure you're recording!  There's always a chance you'll run into someone breaking the rules on the CD road, have your camera running.


Now, I've seen people say things like "2018 rec" or "1206 ban". There really isn't a point to saying that. You don't need to tell them that you're going to report them, that just causes drama in the chat, in my opinion. They'll get what's coming to them...


However, there are some offenses that are only kickable, and others are bannable. Carefully review the footage and ask yourself the question before you report someone... "If I was a Game Moderator, would I ban this person?" 


Last but not least...



Drive Safe!

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Awesome guide for beginners! Especially that "keep distance".  Some people really don't understand how to keep the distance. :)

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really good guide but i dont agree in that piece "but you should try to help them get back on the right side of the road" 

the rules are you say it..overtaking is forbidden!! so i DONT slow down or i hit brakes for them to go in they line..i dont care..maybe is hard that i want to say but yeah..

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I driving frequent on C-D road, and sometimes its just a luck to have 0 dmg in the end of the road. You can drive normally, but trolls are everywhere, so don't rely on slow speed and following the traffic rules. If you go there  you must know that there is a chance to be knocked out, and you doing this just for fun sometimes.  Don't drive on this road if you want to complete undamaged job. 

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