|Legal access restriction for vehicles with a max allowed weight above the specified weight in metric tonnes.|
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Legal access restriction for vehicles with aabove the specified weight in metric tonnes.
The maximum allowed weight, also known as the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), gross vehicle mass (GVM) or max gross weight (MGW) is the maximum permitted weight of the vehicle at full load, as specified by the manufacturer. For example, in most countries,are defined as goods vehicles with a GVWR above 3.5 tonnes.
Difference to maxweight=*
The definition may be confusing, but it is really rather simple. Here is an example:
Sign Tag Meaning
Vehicles that currently weigh above 5.5t are prohibited on this road.
Lorries that are legally permitted to weigh more than 5.5t are prohibited on this road.
So the latter sign is a more precise way for the road traffic authority to say that access for "big lorries" is prohibited and has nothing to do with the vehicle's current actual weight. A similar mechanism in the United States is the "empty weight" restriction, for which maxunladenweight=* has been proposed.
with signs around the world:
maxweightrating:hgv=5.5 (use dot as a separator in the tag)
maxweightrating:hgv=7.5 (use dot as a separator in the tag)
Southern African Development Community:
maxweightrating:bus=7.5 (use dot as a separator in the tag)