Key:maxweightrating

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UK traffic sign 622 1A (2011).svg
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Legal access restriction for vehicles with a max allowed weight above the specified weight in metric tonnes. Edit or translate this description.
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Status: proposed

Legal access restriction for vehicles with a max allowed weight above 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, heavy goods vehicles 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
Vorschriftszeichen 9c.svg maxweight=5.5 Vehicles that currently weigh above 5.5t are prohibited on this road.
Vorschriftszeichen 7a Gewicht.svg maxweightrating:hgv=5.5 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.

Examples

with signs around the world:

maxweightrating sign

maxweightrating:hgv sign

maxweightrating:bus sign

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Footnotes

  1. unless specified otherwise value defaults to 3.5 tons, technically maxweightrating:hgv=3.5 may be used but meaning of hgv=no is the same and that tagging is simpler - in Poland, like most countries trucks are defined as goods vehicles with maximum allowed weight above 3.5 tonnes.