[Tagging] maxspeed:type vs source:maxspeed // StreetComplete

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Sep 18 23:20:16 UTC 2018

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 1:17 PM Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com> wrote:

> > On Sep 18, 2018, at 10:41 AM, Tobias Zwick <osm at westnordost.de> wrote:
> >
> > There is a misunderstanding.
> >
> > So, there are 597 towns, 77 counties and 2 councils in the state of
> > Oklahoma and I understand that you want to say that all these entities
> > have authority over defining the default speed limit(s) within their
> > borders, right?
> > But if they do set a different default speed limit for their town, then
> > they will post signs for that.
> >
> > What I mean with default speed limits are speed limits that apply *when
> > no sign is posted*. These kind of speed limits that are known (learnt in
> > driving school) by heart by drivers and usually explained in parts on
> > big signboards at country borders [1].
> >
> > These defaults are with very few exceptions always defined state- or
> > country-wide, because, claro, noone can be expected to know the special
> > default speed limit that applies only in your town/country. Even if
> > there it is only signposted once at the city limits, it still counts as
> > signposted - perhaps as a (large) speed zone [2].
> >
> To the best of my recollection, there are no signs on the California
> border with Oregon, Nevada or Arizona stating default speed limits when you
> change jurisdictions.

In Oregon, you're expected to have already read and understand Form 37
<https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Forms/DMV/37.pdf> before driving in Oregon.
The only place the default speeds in Oregon is posted is on printed page
16, PDF page 34.

> It has been a long while since I have driven into or through states other
> than listed above, but I don’t recall seeing that type of signage anywhere
> I’ve driven and at one time or another I’ve driven in about half of the
> states.

Oklahoma does, but in most parts, yeah, good luck reading it.  That sign
assembly on the right, first one after the underpass in
https://openstreetcam.org/details/28082/5781/track-info ?

The green sign at the top reads


and the white one below it reads

 45 MPH
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