Reflectors on back of cabin [32752]

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Reflectors on back of cabin [32752]

#1 Post by Tiger313 » 04 Nov 2016 07:41

I'm not from the US, so don't mind my ignorance, but I noticed a while ago that most of the trucks have white reflectors on the back, sort of outlining the size of the cabin. The Peterbilt 579 has it on all cabs, the Kenworth T680 too, but on the W900 only the daycab has them, not the sleepers. So I thought that maybe it isn't a requirement for trucks to have these. But now that we have the Peterbilt 389 to tinker with, it too has those reflectors on the back of all three types of cabins. Wonder why the W900 Studio sleeper and Aerocab sleeper don't have them?

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#2 Post by jarvik79 » 04 Nov 2016 09:52

Well, if they're optional, then there'd be no reason for SCS to include them.

If they're a legal requirement, then if you provide documentation/evidence and enter it as a bug, then I'm sure SCS will get round to adding them :)

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#3 Post by Tiger313 » 04 Nov 2016 13:56

jarvik79: the reason I am posting here is because I don't have the attention span (both officially and legally) to dig through law books and what not, just to see if those reflectors are legally required. And I haven't posted in bug reports because I don't know whether it is or not. So if anyone does know, feel free to pipe in!

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#4 Post by xxJamesxx » 04 Nov 2016 14:12

These may help...but it does look like it is a federal requirement that the reflective sheets have to be applied to the semi and trailers. it shows in the following illustrations showing proper placement of them.

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECF ... .5.393_113
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECF ... .5.393_111

http://sharplogger.vt.edu/documents/Con ... 3%2011.pdf


http://reflectivetape.info/federal-dot- ... -trailers/

"On August 8, 1996, the NHTSA published a final rule requiring that truck tractors manufactured on or after July 1, 1997, be equipped with red-and-white retroreflective material similar to that required on the rear of the trailers they tow to increase nighttime conspicuity. Manufacturers may choose either retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflectors. In the case of truck tractors delivered with a temporary mudflap arrangement rather than permanent equipment, the requirement for retroreflective material near the top of the mudflap may be satisfied with material carried by the temporary mudflap brackets that are transferable to the permanent mudflap system. Retroreflective material is also required near the top of the cab in a pattern similar to that used on trailers."

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#5 Post by Tiger313 » 04 Nov 2016 16:50

Interesting. So it may be a bug, or SCS forgot to apply them on those two cabs. Let's see if we can get a moderator here to chuck this into bug reports board. :q

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#6 Post by Mohegan13 » 04 Nov 2016 17:27

I'll go with bug too.

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#7 Post by Tiger313 » 04 Nov 2016 18:03

Thank you. :)

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#8 Post by Axel Slingerland » 04 Nov 2016 18:17

I moved this thread as requested. Please let me know if I moved it to the wrong ATS Version Bug Forum.
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#9 Post by Mohegan13 » 04 Nov 2016 18:23

@Axel I don't think it matters in this case as I believe it relates to all game versions, though I have listed it as 1.4.x on MANTIS.
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#10 Post by Loutis » 04 Nov 2016 20:15

Completely correct, it is a federal requirement to have these.

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