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Public-images-osm logo.svg maxspeed:type
UK National Speed Limit Sign.jpg
One of two ways to specify the type of speed limit Edit or translate this description.
Group: Annotation
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

This tag is sometimes used to hold information about the type of speed limit specified in maxspeed=*. While maxspeed:type=* is more used in Great Britain, the rest of the world has more tags of source:maxspeed=* in use for the same purpose (and semantics). See Speed limits for more information.

How to use

Main: Speed limits and discussion at Talk:Speed limits

If you are using the tag for the purpose then use the value sign for cases where the speed limit is specified as using a numeric limit on a nearby sign. Use a value of the form <country_code>:<context> where the speed limit is indicated using a symbol or icon, for example AT:urban or RU:rural.