|Overtaking restrictions as signposted or painted on the ground|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Using the overtaking=* tag to specify the legal status of overtaking (also known as passing) on a section of road, which may either be indicated by markings on the road or by a traffic sign. Overtaking means to catch up with and move in front of another vehicle or person while traveling in the same direction.
- overtaking=no: overtaking is not allowed in both directions
- overtaking=caution: overtaking in both directions should only be undertaken with caution
- overtaking=both: there are no legal restrictions on overtaking.
- overtaking=yes: overtaking is allowed in all legal directions. May be more suitable than 'both' for oneway streets
- overtaking=forward: overtaking is allowed when driving in the direction of the way but not in the other direction
- overtaking=backward: overtaking is allowed when driving against the direction of the way but not in the other direction
- overtaking:forward=*: Used with the above values to define a restriction that applies only in the forward direction
- overtaking:backward=*: Used with the above values to define a restriction that applies only in the backward direction
Default value on a two lane road should be assumed to be yes.
How to map
The overtaking restriction should start where a solid centerline begins or at the location of a traffic sign, and not at the location where preliminary notice markings (dashed yellow centerline or "return to own lane" curved arrows) begin. Where the restrictions for both directions change within some tens of meters (as in the example on the right), it is often not necessary to split the way twice but only at their midpoint.
Make sure to cut the way at the beginning and end points of the restriction before applying the tag so that it does not extend beyond the actual stretch of road where the restriction applies.
For signposted "no overtaking in a hgv" restrictions, e.g. , the most likely tag to use would be overtaking:hgv=*.