[Tagging] Divided highways, and not so divided highways, one way or two

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Oct 11 09:22:09 UTC 2019


Not just the driver. Routing software can be used to determine which vehicle can give the quickest response.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Friday, 11 October 2019, Snusmumriken wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-10-11 at 10:57 +0200, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 11 Oct 2019, 10:50 by snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com:
> > > On Fri, 2019-10-11 at 10:31 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > > > Am Fr., 11. Okt. 2019 um 10:26 Uhr schrieb Snusmumriken <
> > > > snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com>:
> > > > > A level strip of grass can be crossed by any car. With a big
> > > > SUV
> > > > > you
> > > > > can cross curbs and so on. It's just a questions about how big
> > > > your
> > > > > car
> > > > > is and the nature of the physical separation. But I don't think
> > > > > that
> > > > > OSM should be about that, but rather to be a map database to be
> > > > > able to
> > > > > provide a _legal_ route from A to B.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > what is not legal for you may be legal for someone else, for
> > > > example
> > > > an emergency vehicle...
> > > 
> > > Yes, exactly, but as I wrote "You have to remember that some
> > > physical
> > > separation are just as easy to cross as a painted line."
> > > 
> > > So a level strip of grass would be just as problematic for the
> > > emergency vehicle routing engine as a painted line.
> > 
> > Maybe it depends on location but in
> > Poland emergency vehicles routinely
> > ignore road paintings, one-way restrictions,
> > traffic lights, turn restrictions etc.
> > 
> > And I have never seen an emergency vehicle
> > crossing a grass median.
> > 
> > And it seem obvious that crossing a grass median
> > is trickier than crossing just a painted line.
> 
> It is up to the driver. I think he can ignore most of the traffic laws
> in the cause of getting as fast and as safe to where he needs to go. So
> he would use his own judgment and not so much what a routing engine
> tells him what he can do.
> 
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