[Tagging] Stop sign?

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 18:39:00 GMT 2012

In Belgium on such intersections it's always the traffic coming from the
right that has right of way. There is almost never an obligation to make a
full stop at such intersections.

The stop sign is used on intersections where visibility is limited and one
(pair of) road(s) is considered less important than the other.


2012/11/23 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>

> Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I (would) do this mostly for consistency. I have to admit I never HAD to
>> do it, most stop signs in Belgium are used for their intended purpose: give
>> priority to the main road, not inhibit all traffic arriving at an
>> intersection.
>> A node on the way approaching a main road is unambiguous enough. One one
>> the intersection itself is harder to 'interpret'.
>> Concerning traffic lights it would depend on the size of the
>> intersection. Traffic lights tend to have an influence on all ways arriving
>> at the intersection, whereas stop signs make traffic on some ways
>> 'inferior' to the ways of the main road. So it's not the same situation.
>> It also depends on the quality of the Bing imagery. It has now become
>> possible to indicate where highway=give_way applies for many places in
>> Europe.
>> Polyglot
>> 2012/11/21 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>
>>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > What I never do anymore is to tag the node of the crossing with it. So
>>> even
>>> > if all 4 roads have a stop sign, I'd create for nodes for them on all
>>> > approaches.
>>> Are you doing the same for traffic_signals ? if not, why simply not
>>> accept that such signals on the cross node implies that all
>>> intersecting ways are concerned ?
>>> Pieren
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> In the USA, all-way stop signs are used at intersections where all of the
> roads in question have equal priority, and the expected traffic volume is
> small enough that you won't have a large backlog of traffic waiting to go
> through. From what you are saying, would Belgium always give one of the
> roads the right-of-way, so that its traffic does not have to stop, or would
> it always have an electric traffic signal at such an intersection,
> regardless of how small the expected traffic volume is?
> --
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