[Tagging] confusing wiki on emergency

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Tue Oct 31 17:48:06 UTC 2017

On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:44:09 +0000
Adam Snape <adam.c.snape at gmail.com> wrote:

> Might access tags for emergency service personnel be a solution for a
> non-existant problem? Are there really many places which the emergency
> services are explicitly legally prohibited from accessing?

There may not be legal prohibitions, but there certainly are physical
ones.  A jersey barrier doesn't care if you're driving an ambulance.

There are also situations where it's helpful to make it explicit that
emergency vehicles have access.  For example, local motorways have
crossover roads connecting the two sides that are designated for use by
emergency vehicles only.  It's useful to have a way of expressing that.


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