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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Sep 26 15:23:49 UTC 2018

26. Sep 2018 06:32 by mark+osm at carnildo.com <mailto:mark+osm at carnildo.com>:

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

Note that it is true in your region and it is not generally true.

For example in Poland there are many places where signed 

speed limit is really low or really high compared  to reasonable one.

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