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☆ The use of Beacon Lights ☆

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Hello there guys I just want to share this to you and I am not sure if this has already discussed. :) Since I was not aware of beacons before until I find out what is use of this.

 

Beacon Lights;

 

First and foremost, you must know what is beacon lights for vehicles. It is used to attract the attention of the people if there is an emergency, usually only authorized vehicles used beacon lights such as Fire truck, Police mobile, Ambulance, Escort cars, Tow truck. 

 

The use of it;

 

Open your beacons (referring to the game) when you have a trailer, heavy haul cargo, trailer with beacons. This means that you are loaded. Even it is Day you must turn it on while travelling and loaded, it is not just for night. (For Trucks)

 

Open your beacon when you are loaded with Caravan, Escorting convoys. (For Cars)

 

P.S If you are not loaded with cargos, please do not turn it on if not necessary. It makes the game lag specially for those who have slow PC. And/Or on a heavg congested roads.

 

Thanks! ;)

 

 

Regards,

Nuel 

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I just want to chip in and say in Norway Beacons mean that you should pay attention to the vehicle and act accordingly to the situation. Keep distance, slow down, give extra space, yield and so on. The lights in general mark a possible dangerous situation and thay you should be extra careful around said vehicle.

 

In Norwegian they are called "varsellys" directly translated it becomes "warning lights". They should only be used when necessary. 

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It depends entirely on situations, permits, and the type/weight of cargo you are hauling.

 

I know in the USA, in alot of states, you can have Orange beacon lights on any vehicle, and you can use them regardless of what situation you have. Of course, you don't see them on just any vehicle because they can cost quite a bit to buy and install, for uses which most people don't have a reason to pay for them.

 

Ingame, I use the beacons whenever I have dangerous cargo, cargo that is oversized, cargo that is wider and/or longer than the trailer, or if my vehicle is very dark painted and not entirely visible (especially if I am travelling faster than 100 km/h).

 

Beacons should be used for attracting the attention of other people, so that they know they should be careful around you, or used to alert them of your presence if it isn't easily noticed (dark vehicles/cargo wider or longer than the trailer where marker lights are)

 

If you don't have a trailer, if you are not a pilot for a group or single truck, and you do not present any potential need for warning, then beacons should not be used.

 

Also, for anyone that would consider themself a slow moving vehicle (rare in TMP, but I do see some people are 50 km/h or 60 km/h drivers), I would seriously recommend that they use beacon lights to warn other drivers of their presence.

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I try to avoid the lights whenever possible because it's so much overused. So much trucka are using them, so there is no warning function if you have heavy or dangerous freight...

 

A friend of mine stopped playing the Multiplayer because the beacons of too much player on the same place is triggering his epilepsy. 

 

 

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Good and useful thread, thanks for the info!

 

I prefer to use beacons in hazardous situations, side of the road, or entering and parking trailer. The less beacons that are on, the better lol

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Sure it's helpful, but those who misuse their beacons won't care. I only have them on when I have an oversized load (from the Heavy Cargo DLCs), otherwise you don't need them / shouldn't have them on.

 

PS: When your in an area with lots of players, shut them off. Help those with potato's get better FPS, also please don't cover your roof in beacons. You just need 2, not 12. 

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It's a good post, but sadly those people won't read it i think. They often they just make shit on the world and think it's funny to shit on physics and realism. :rolleyes: They just wanna race and that are the wrong games for doing this, ETS2 & ATS. Anyway, thank you! ;) 

Sincerely Flying Cat

 

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Thank you guys :)

11 hours ago, Turbostar22 said:

That what im do, i sue beacon only with load on the back, but problem is, i get kicked if i use beacon and admin see it

Maybe you put it on the bar infront of your car? Or you put too many.

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