[Tagging] Carriageway divider

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Aug 20 13:02:46 BST 2012


On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 12:57 +0200, Markus Lindholm wrote:
> On 20 August 2012 09:39, Elena ``of Valhalla'' <elena.valhalla at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2012-08-19 at 14:09:18 +0200, Markus Lindholm wrote:
> >> In my opinion it's best to treat legal separation (i.e. solid_line)
> >> the same way as physical separation, i.e. create two separate
> >> highways, one in each direction.
> >
> > This doesn't correspond to reality: I believe that an emergency
> > vehicle can cross a solid line, while of course they would
> > have problems with a physically separated road.
> 
> I consider legal restrictions to be part of reality. Also consider
> that a physical separation might be nothing more than a 20cm high curb
> that could be as easy to cross for an emergency vehicle as a painted
> line.
> 
A large vehicle, such as a Fire Appliance, may be able to cross a 20cm
high divider. A normal police car, or paramedic car will probably end up
at worst grounded and unable to move, or at best with the exhaust ripped
off.

Phil




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