[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Gross vehicle weight rating

Eckhart Wörner ewoerner at kde.org
Mon Nov 26 11:35:45 GMT 2012


Hi Rob,

Am Sonntag, 25. November 2012, 23:40:04 schrieb Rob Nickerson:
> In the UK I've spotted that some maximum weight road signs have just the
> weight limit on the sign, whilst others also include a picture of a HGV.
> I've only realised this difference recently and have not had time to
> research the legal side of things but the brief description on the
> Department for Transports website suggests the sign with the HGV only
> applies to that type of vehicle. If this is indeed the case, can we simply
> use the following (as appropriate):

And this is not the case. A brief look at
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_070644.pdf
(first page, lower right corner) suggests that this sign is not about weight, but about gross weight. So maxweight:hgv is wrong.

Eckhart



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