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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = bus_trap
Bussluse 05-04-06 02.jpg
A short section of the roadway where there is a deep dip in the middle to prevent passage by some traffic. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A structure embedded in the roadway that allows vehicles with wide enough track width, like buses, to pass without problems. Typically stops smaller vehicles like cars.

If you attempt to drive into this barrier with a normal car, one side of the car will fall into the dip in the middle of the road. It will be difficult or impossible to drive out again. Damage to the side panels and rims is likely.

Often accompanied with signage that further restricts who can legally cross the barrier.

How to map

Simply add the tag barrier=bus_trap to a node where the bus trap is.

Possible rendering

Barrier bus trap.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13

See also


  • Bus trap on Wikipedia
  • Norwegian newspaper reporting on a stuck car: [1]
  • Google streetview: [2]