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A traffic lock is an computed lock placed on a road segment based on the volume of traffic that traverses the segment. A traffic lock is scaled to correspond to the editor rank system.

Generally, new users (rank 1 or 2) won't be able to edit busy roads. Starting from 3 cones - users can edit ~90% of the roads. Users with 5 and 6 cones can edit 100% of the roads.

Combined locking scheme

  1. Editors may edit only in their areas.
  2. Traffic locks further restrict roads. Segments are always "locked" at least to the traffic lock rank.
  3. If an editor has locked a segment to a rank, the effective (combined) lock is the higher of the two ranks.




Traffic locks are not (yet) implemented in the USA. Details are being worked out. No segment should be automatically locked to rank 6. We're seeking immunity for AMs within their managed area and don't intend to sign off on activating traffic locks unless this is achieved one way or another. Unlocking roads for a lower ranked editor is not possible.