[talk-au] School Zones

Ben Johnson tangararama at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 05:34:53 BST 2012

On 24/08/2012, at 6:38 AM, Ian Sergeant wrote:

> On 24/08/12 03:18, Ben Johnson wrote:
>> So... with the prospect of re-editing, and the uncertainty of the  
>> maxspeed:(condition) proposal, this has lead me full-circle back to  
>> thinking the simple [restriction = school_zone] tag is the most  
>> effective method to mark a school zone for later refinement. We  
>> could include the extended information (e.g. operational times and  
>> days) as either a [note = ...] (notes are not displayed to end  
>> users), or even a [description = ...] (descriptions are potentially  
>> displayed to end users as text hints/guides).
>> Does anyone else have thoughts about school zones? I'm particularly  
>> interested in whether we can come up with a method that is  
>> appropriate for all states.
> I went through the same thought process as you, and came to the same  
> conclusion.
> School Zones only apply school days, so the times of application  
> can't be captured.  They have different demerit point structures.
> See this photo..
> http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4364/gopr1691.jpg
> Obviously someone regards a school zone as distinct from a maxspeed.
> Ian.

That looks like Newington.  I hadn't considered the administrative  
differences such as demerit points, but yes!  And there's a great  
example at the southern end of Mann Street, Gosford where a School  
Zone is contained inside a permanent 40km/h zone.

I took this pic this morning after reading your post on the way home  
(applogies for sun being in the wrong place)....

"End School Zone..." and back into a 40 zone.

Therefore any tagging scheme should differentiate it as a special  
rules zone rather than simply a time-based speed change.  I'm getting  
a headache from all this. I'm going to revert a couple of my  
experimental tags back to restriction=school_zone with a note, and  
worry about it later.


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