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

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Wed Sep 26 04:32:36 UTC 2018

On Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:09:12 +0200
Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:24:00AM -0700, Mark Wagner wrote:
> > My point is that no such guarantee exists for roads without speed
> > limit signs.  Yes, the numeric limit for something like Glenwood
> > Road might be 50 mph, but the road was designed around farm trucks
> > going no more than 20 mph, and has the tight curves, short sight
> > lines, and poor surface quality you'd expect for that speed.  
> Sign posted speeds dont are not telling you "this is the speed which
> is safe for 100% of the vehicles" but this is the maximum allowed. 
> You are still required to drive safely.

That's not what I said.  To repeat, my point is that, at least locally,
a signposted speed limit *is* a guarantee that, for an ordinary vehicle
traveling under ordinary conditions, the speed is reasonable.  An
unsigned speed limit, on the other hand, does *not* carry that


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