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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = emergency_bay
Fr-C8-Emplacement d'arret d'urgence.gif
An area beside a highway where you can safely stop your car in case of breakdown or emergency. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in usePage for proposal


The tag highway=emergency_bay is used for mapping an emergency bay - an area beside a highway (usually motorway or trunk road) where you can safely stop your car in case of breakdown or emergency. Emergency Bays are also know as Emergency Refuge Areas in the United Kingdom.

It is usually sign posted with the following traffic signs:

  • German traffic sign 328 German traffic sign 328
  • French traffic sign C8 French traffic sign C8
  • Dutch traffic sign L14 Dutch traffic sign L14 or Dutch traffic sign BB06 Netherlands traffic sign BB06.svg
  • Belgian traffic sign F98 or Belgian traffic sign IF2
  • British traffic sign

How to map

Add a node node into a way tagged as highway=*, or draw a short way way as a new lane connected to a way tagged as highway=*. Add the tag highway=emergency_bay


Suggested Sign D-328.png

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