[Tagging] Dispute prevention: meaning of lanes tag

Michael Krämer ohrosm at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 23 12:23:58 BST 2012

Am 23. April 2012 13:05 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am 22. April 2012 16:43 schrieb Jason Cunningham <jamicuosm at googlemail.com
> >:
> > But saloon cars are no longer the 'standard' car, in the uk they've more
> or
> > less been replaced by hatchbacks & 4x4's. If we look at best selling
> cars in
> > the UK (and I assume Europe) we have to assume car widths (with mirrors)
> are
> > now just over 2m, which I'd round up to 2.1m.
> -1, fortunately this isn't true and cars are usually not larger then
> 1.8 metres, actually the best selling cars are usually smaller than
> that. E.g. have a look here (I didn't check it extensively, but I
> guess it is true):
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:DeLarge/Top_10_best_selling_cars_in_Britain

Well, I think quite a number of those are more than 2 m wide. I also didn't
check extensively, but I am quite sure that the widths given in Wikipedia
are usually *without* mirrors.

Not to long ago there has been some amount of news coverage in Germany
about cars being wider than 2 m including mirrors and for this reason not
being allowed on the fast lane in many highway construction zones. A famous
example is the current Golf with approx. 2.05 m. So I would also assume car
widths above 2 m as a rule of thumb.

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