Vehicle accidents can occur under any one of the circumstance slisted below. Thedriver of a vehicle may make a Driving Skill BCS in an attempt to avoid the accident.
- Movement, when in Tactical Scale, at a speed which exceeds the maximum safe speed for the terrain and weather conditions. A Driving Skill BCS roll must be made each hour. The driver’s BCS receives a modification of -1 for each 5 kph, or fraction thereof, in excess of the maximum safe speed.
- When the terrain or weather conditions change to lower the maximum safe speed and the driver does not alter his speed to a safe level. The check for an accident should be made when this occurs. The BCS receives modifications as above.
- Slamming on the Brakes and failing the BCS roll to stop safely.
- When the driver is attempting a high speed manuver. This is defined as any manuver at a speed which exceeds, in kph, the total of the driver’s Deftness and Speed. The driver’s BCS receives a modification of -1 for each 10 kph, or fraction thereof, by which the vehicle’s speed exceeds that value.
- When the vehicle loses one or more Durability points. The BCS receives a negative modification equal to the Durability lost.
- When the driver takes any damage. The BCS receives a negative modification equal to the damage taken by the driver.Remember to include any BCS modifications due to the driver’s condition if he is Wounded or Seriously Wounded.
- When the driver is killed or rendered uncounscious. In this case, the speed in kph is the percentage chance of an Accident. This should be checked on each Action Phase and is cumulative. Thus, a vehicle travelling at 20 kph would have a 20% chance of an Accident on the first Action Phase on which it was uncontrolled and a 40% chance on the second.
ACCIDENT TYPE TABLE
| Die Result
|| Type of Accident
||The vehicle fishtails. No serious effect occurs. If the vehicle does not have an active driver, it is subject to further accident possibilities as outlined in the last of the accident causing circumstances listed above.
|| The vehicle stalls. It will lose all motive power and move in a straight line decelerating at 5 kph per meter moved. Slick surfaces woul increase the distance to 1.5 meters and icy surfaces to 2 meters. The vehicle will lose 1D3 points of Durability.
||The vehicle spinsout. It will turn to face random direction (roll 1D6 and treat the hex which it normally would have entered as 1 and number clockwise from there). Thevehicle isthen treated as if it had received a result as with a die roll of
|| The vehicle crashes. See below
If a vehicle crashes, a Crash Factor will be calculated. This is important in determining the results of the crash. The base Crash Factor is equal to the speed of the vehicle at the time of the crash in kph minus the current Durability of the vehicle times its structure minus the driver’s Skill score in Driving Skill divided by 10 and rounded to the nearest, if he makes his BCS roll.
Speed(kph) - (Durability * Structure) - BCS Score/10
There are two factors that should be considered with safety. The Terrain Danger Factor (TDF) and Speed. If the TDF is greater than zero, things will not end well. The TDF is a multiplyer of Crash Factor! The speed must be less than the (Durability * Structure)/TDF. For a car that is 40kph with a TDF of 1. For a truck that is 55kph! Stay under that speed and make the BCS roll and everything is fine.