|Indicates urban/rural/other default set of traffic rules applies to this road.|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 11|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag indicates which set of implicit traffic rules apply to a particular road (rules not set explicitly by signs). Each value of this tag is associated with a different set of default traffic rules.
Because default traffic rules vary from country to country, values are country-specific (or region-specific if traffic regulations vary within the country). The traffic regulations of most countries distinguish at least two zones: urban (inside the built-up area / city limits) and rural (outside the built-up area / city limits).
All values follow the format
<ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code or ISO 3166-2 region code>:<rural or urban or something else>.
This tag is based on the trafficzone proposal, which is still in draft status but widely accepted in Germany.
Since the Sixth Belgian State Reform, the regional governments can and do set separate default speed limits, but only on non-motorways.
|Non-motorway, in the Flemish Region, outside the built-up area||BE-VLG:rural|
|Non-motorway, in the Flemish Region, inside the built-up area||BE-VLG:urban|
|Non-motorway, in the Walloon Region, outside the built-up area||BE-WAL:rural|
|Non-motorway, in the Walloon Region, inside the built-up area||BE-WAL:urban|
|Non-motorway, in the Brussels-Capital Region, outside the built-up area||BE-BRU:rural|
|Non-motorway, in the Brussels-Capital Region, inside the built-up area||BE-BRU:urban|
|Outside the built-up area||DE:rural|
|Inside the built-up area||DE:urban|
Various other values are also currently in use in Germany, which partially overlap with the zones defined above. This should be resolved such that every road is in a unique zone. Note that other traffic rules can be mapped with separate tags.
Each Caribbean island has separate traffic rules.
|In the European part of the country, outside the built-up area||NL:rural|
|In the European part of the country, inside the built-up area||NL:urban|
|On Bonaire, outside the built-up area||BQ-BO:rural|
|On Bonaire, inside the built-up area||BQ-BO:urban|
|On Sint Eustatius, outside the built-up area||BQ-SE:rural|
|On Sint Eustatius, inside the built-up area||BQ-SE:urban|
|On Saba, outside the built-up area||BQ-SA:rural|
|On Saba, inside the built-up area||BQ-SA:urban|
- zone:maxspeed=* - Used to mark streets which are part of a speed limit zone
- traffic_sign=city_limit - Traffic sign typically used to mark the boundary between urban and rural zones
- Default speed limits for routing
- Default access restrictions for routing