[Talk-us] Maxweight in the USA

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Nov 5 10:27:26 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:

> My view is that this isn't much different than speed limits. We don't
> tag maxspeed=96.5606, we tag maxspeed=60 mph. Tag what's on the sign.
> The complicating factor on this is of course that "ton" has at least 3
> different meanings but I would generally assume that weight
> restrictions in the U.S. are tagged in short tons because that's what
> is on the sign.

I may convert this to pounds to avoid ambiguation, since folks often seem
to get the distinction between t/tonnes and tons mixed up (the former is SI
for 1,000kg, the latter is for 2,000lbs)
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