Tag:highway=give_way

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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = give_way
Give way.jpg
Description
Used to mark give way signs (also known as yield signs)
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: De facto

Description

From Wikipedia: In road transport, a yield (Canada, Ireland, South Africa, South Korea and the United States along with many countries in the World) or give way (United Kingdom, other Commonwealth and English-speaking countries) traffic sign indicates that each driver must prepare to stop if necessary to let a driver on another approach proceed. A driver who stops has yielded the right of way to another. In contrast, a stop sign requires each driver to stop completely before proceeding, even if no other traffic is present. Particular regulations regarding appearance, installation, and compliance with the signs vary by jurisdiction.

Tagging

Tagging is done in the same manner as with the highway=stop key.

Since the yield sign on the approach applies to only one travel direction, that direction can usually be deduced by finding the shorter distance to the priority intersection. However, a few yield signs are on 2-way streets between closely-spaced junctions, making it necessary to identify the travel direction that yields. Where needed, this can be done using direction=forward or direction=backward, relating yield direction to OSM forward/backward of the way that contains the highway=give_way node.

Presently, reversing the forward direction of a segment in iD, Potlach or JOSM will break the direction tag. Be aware when editing to correct all member nodes as such, including the direction=* tag to amend these problems you may create.

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