[Tagging] Access restrictions for shoulder lanes?
colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 3 09:36:21 UTC 2015
On 2015-02-03 10:20, Paul Johnson wrote:
> 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 dangerous).
"Preventable"? How does that look in law? Is that "Failure to maintain
the vehicle" or what? What exactly will you get a ticket for?
>> 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.
Then they are access=no (with foot=yes or whatever as appropriate) or
barrier=boulder. The way is blocked both for emergency services and mere
mortals. No need for access=emergency.
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