Key:driving_side

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Public-images-osm logo.svg driving_side
Drive on left in australia.jpg
Description
Defines which side of the road vehicles must legally use.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Implies
Useful combination
Status: In use

For tagging the driving side in all bidirectional traffic.

Add to the country relation to describe the global rule. And on ways only when describing an exception.

How to Map

Add driving_side=left/right to the country's relation or to the highway. Only add it to a highway when it's driving side is an exception to the general rule (and check that the general rule is tagged in your country relation).

If the highway's opposite lanes have a physical barrier between them (i.e. they are represented as parallel ways on OSM), then driving_side=* should not be used.

Rendering

This key is taken into consideration when rendering streets with OSM2World.

Examples

On a highway Way


A highway with driving_side=left on Brazil (in which right is the normal driving side)

On countries Relation

1.
admin_level=2
name=United Kingdom
driving_side=left

2.
admin_level=2
name=Polska (Wikipedia-16px.png Poland)
driving_side=right

3.
admin_level=2
name=Brasil (Wikipedia-16px.png Brazil)
driving_side=right

Pictures and signs

See also