[Tagging] gross weight - conclusions & changes

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 11:03:43 UTC 2013

2013/7/1 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>

> In the UK, the most common weight restriction is '7.5t except for
> access'.

7.5t gross weight or actual loaded weight? Does this include trailers?

> These generally cover an area, 7.5t in the UK being the legal
> definition of a HGV. These restrictions are to keep trucks to the main
> roads and away from peoples homes, generally these can be tagged using
> hgv=destination.

In other countries the definition is 3.5t, but again
> these can be tagged as hgv=destination or hgv=no.


> I have not seen an axle weight restriction in years.

that's no problem at all: either they exist (then we map them with the
established tag), or they don't exist in your region and you won't need
this specific tag.

> I do think we are getting too complicated with here, surely its simply a
> hgv tag, or a maxweight tag, simples.

thing is, that hgv with supplementary sign still refers to a vehicle
combination gross weight and not to the actual weight, so we either tag
this as what it is, or the data won't be completely usable for who actually
drives a truck.

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