[Tagging] Access restrictions for shoulder lanes?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Feb 3 09:20:01 UTC 2015

On Feb 3, 2015 3:06 AM, "Colin Smale" <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Surely there is never a law against breaking down.

And yet, in Oklahoma and Germany, it's considered preventable and, as such,
prohibited on roads with minimum posted limits.  The irony of this in a
state known for having a high number of "rez cars" isn't lost here... that
said, on most highways with minimum speeds, there's usually (but not
always) a hard shoulder (on which you're expected to use to find a good
place off the pavement to put your vehicle until it can be moved to a less

> Same thing really with emergency vehicles. There is no such thing as
"emergency=no" - the police/ambulance etc will go wherever they need to if
it is a real emergency. Therefore there cannot be any such thing as
"emergency=yes", and hence "access=emergency" is effectively the same as
"access=no". Discuss....

Fixed concrete bollards, permanent barricades (used commonly at permanently
closed level crossings), K-rails, boulders and other fixed barriers
generally do not care if it's an emergency, they're still not letting you
through no matter how loud your siren is.  And the way they're blocking
might still exist anyway, local example being a former section of the Will
Rogers Turnpike near Catoosa, OK.
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