[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - learner driver

Michael Tsang miklcct at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 11:52:54 UTC 2016

On Tuesday 28 June 2016 04:12:37 Paul Johnson wrote:

> I can see this as potentially useful, except for one part:
> For values, see access <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access>=*.
> > The default is learner_driver
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:learner_driver>=yes
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:learner_driver%3Dyes&
> > action=edit&redlink=1>, with the exception of highway
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>=motorway
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway> and highway
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>=motorway_link
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_link>, where
> > the default is learner_driver
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:learner_driver>=no
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:learner_driver%3Dno&a
> > ction=edit&redlink=1> .
> In general, the access restrictions globally for motorways and
> motorway_links is so varied as to have no rational default other than
> access=yes unless otherwise explicitly tagged.  However, I would go more
> modal-specific, though.  There are some situations in some places (I don't
> know the exact specifics or I'd have already tagged it or at least floated
> a note for someone else to take a look at if it's not likely I'm going to
> get to it soon) where learners are OK, except people who are learning to
> drive a truck.  So, <mode>:learner_driver=* might be better.

I agree on the point that mode:learner_driver=* is better, but, however, isn't 
it common sense that learners are not allowed on motorways? Can you give me 
some regions where learners are, by default, allowed on motorways?

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