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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.

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 Belgian road sign F98.svg or Belgian traffic sign IF2 Belgian traffic sign IF2.png

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

See also