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Public-images-osm logo.svg hazard = dangerous_junction
Argentina P-24A.svg
A junction or intersection that has a high rate of traffic collisions. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Hazards
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A dangerous junction is an intersection that has a high rate of traffic collisions.

How to map

Tagging can be applied to the intersection node or the location of the signage:

  • Place a node node at the location of the dangerous junction traffic sign, tagged traffic_sign=hazard (or code) + hazard=dangerous_junction.
  • Tag a node node along a highway=* way way at the location of the sign
  • Tag the node at the intersection of the two or more highway=* ways that make up the dangerous intersection.

Signage examples

European-style signage

Zeichen 102 - Kreuzung oder Einmündung mit Vorfahrt von rechts, StVO 1970.svg

MUTCD-style signage

Argentina P-24A.svg Argentina P-24BR.svg Argentina P-22R.svg

Possible tagging mistakes

European-style signage

Zeichen 301 - Vorfahrt, StVO 1970.svg

This sign simply means we have priority at the next junction. It does not mean the junction is dangerous. Use highway=priority instead.

See also