[Tagging] Slow vehicle turnouts

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 09:15:41 UTC 2018

>The video is from the 70s, more passing places on more modern S1s are
longer and will not require the vehicle being passed to slow down. If you
time it right it is >common to pass vehicles travelling in the opposite
direction at 60 mph.

So it is in Alaska where my scenario is located. When I'm plugging along in
my RV and there are cars following me, I signal, turn into the turnout lane
and allow those cars to pass me. Sometimes, if the following vehicles
aren't able to pass before I run out of room, I'll either stop for a few
seconds or pull back onto the main highway until the next turnout comes

I'm still not convinced the lanes:smv tagging scenario is the best solution
but were I to change my mind, how would I tag my turnouts?  Here is another
screen shot of the particular section of highway with a turnout on both
sides of the road that I've been discussing (59.752103, -151.766395 ) with
the ways removed for clarity:

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 7:39 PM SelfishSeahorse <selfishseahorse at gmail.com>

> On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 at 12:15, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> > The only signage on autoroute with voie pour vehicules lents is the
> start of a new crawler lane in English and a sign indicating 'vehicules
> lents'. There is no indication of a maximum speed for that lane, beyond at
> 130 you may come up behind a truck very quickly, there is no indication
> that the standard keep to the right unless overtaking doesn't apply. [...]
> The 60 km/h are not indicated on the road sign, but in the 'Code de la
> route' (highway code):
> https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCodeArticle.do?idArticle=LEGIARTI000006842322&cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006074228
> The second section is translated into English as follows: 'For the
> purposes of this article, the term slow vehicles refers to vehicles
> that cannot travel at a speed exceeding 60 km/h on the road section in
> question.'
> But because our good practice guidelines recommend to not map local
> legislation, this doesn't seem to matter, and smv:lanes=||designated
> should be fine. (I wouldn't even tag smv:lanes=no|yes|designated
> because of the same guideline.)
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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