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===Speed Limits===
 
===Speed Limits===
 
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[[File:Speed_Limit_70.png|150px|thumb|Right|Speed Limit Sign]] Speed limit data added to segments in the WME is used in the Waze app to display an app user's speed relative to the speed limit. In addition, the app notifies users if they exceed a speed limit designated on the Waze map.
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[[File:Speed_Limit_70.png|150px|thumb|Right|Speed Limit Sign]] Waze users will soon be able to choose to be notified about whether they are speeding, so map editors are now adding speed limits to road segments.
 
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The '''ONLY''' speed limits added to the map must match federal, state, and municipal laws or regulations that designate maximum speeds for passenger vehicles.
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Any highway ramp with speed limits posted on the regulatory black and white signs should be added to the road segments in the WME. Ramps with '''advisory speed''' signs, as shown below, should have no speed limit in the WME.
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Speed limits that are designated on private property may be added to road segments on the Waze map at the discretion of regional or state managers.
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All speed limits added to the map must match federal, state, and municipal laws or regulations that designate maximum speeds for passenger vehicles. These are white signs with black lettering. Advisory speed limits should not be used. Part-time speed limits should not be used.
  
 
====Speed Limits Near intersections====
 
====Speed Limits Near intersections====
 
If a speed limit sign changes the speed limit, and it is 200 feet after the intersection or closer, start the new speed limit AT the intersection.<ref name="Title_67">[http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/067/chapter212/s212.108.html PA Title 67] PA Title 67, 212.108 (e) ''If the new speed limit begins at an intersection, the first sign should be installed within 200 feet beyond the intersection.''</ref>
 
If a speed limit sign changes the speed limit, and it is 200 feet after the intersection or closer, start the new speed limit AT the intersection.<ref name="Title_67">[http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/067/chapter212/s212.108.html PA Title 67] PA Title 67, 212.108 (e) ''If the new speed limit begins at an intersection, the first sign should be installed within 200 feet beyond the intersection.''</ref>
 
====Variable Speed Limits====
 
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The WME and Waze app do not support Variable Speed Limits (VSLs) that are changed based on traffic and road conditions. These VSLs can be changed at any time by government officials. If there is a 'standard' speed limit at which the signs on a stretch of road are usually set, this 'standard' speed '''COULD BE''' added to the associated road segments in the WME. However, the setting of any speed limit on a road with VSLs must be done in consultation with the appropriate State Manager.
 
[[File:Var Speed Sign.jpg|framed|center|Variable Speed Limits]]
 
  
 
====Speed Limit Sign Location====
 
====Speed Limit Sign Location====
Per The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75), §3362 indicates that speed limit signing must be in accordance with Department regulations to include “…posting at the beginning and end of each speed zone and at intervals not greater than one-half mile”. In addition, the installation of speed limit signing will function as a constant reminder of the roadway’s speed limit. "<ref name="Title_75">[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=33&sctn=62&subsctn=0 PA Title 75]</ref>
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Look for speed limit signs at the beginning and end of each speed zone, and every 1/2 mile or closer, though some of these signs might be missing in rural areas.
<br>However in more rural areas it is quite common for speed limit sighs to be placed at intervals MUCH further apart. It is because of this that when adding speed limits we need to be diligent looking for signs and not just default to the statutory limits.  
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<ref name="Title_75">[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=33&sctn=62&subsctn=0 PA Title 75] The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75), §3362 indicates that speed limit signing must be in accordance with Department regulations to include “…posting at the beginning and end of each speed zone and at intervals not greater than one-half mile”. In addition, the installation of speed limit signing will function as a constant reminder of the roadway’s speed limit. "</ref>
  
 
====Roads Without Speed Limit Signs====
 
====Roads Without Speed Limit Signs====
In PA there are roads with no posted Speed limit, in these cases we are going to follow the statutory speed limits set in PA Title 75.3362:
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If there are no posted signs, follow the PA guidelines:<ref name="Title_75_unposted">[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=33&sctn=62&subsctn=0 PA Title 75]75.3362</ref>
<br>(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district.<ref name="Title_75" />
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<br>(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district.
<br>(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a residence district if the highway:<ref name="Title_75" />
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<br>(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a residence district if the highway:
 
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(i) is not a numbered traffic route; and
 
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(i) is not a numbered traffic route; and
 
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(ii) is functionally classified by the department as a local highway.
 
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(ii) is functionally classified by the department as a local highway.
<br>(2) 55 miles per hour in other locations.<ref name="Title_75" />
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<br>(2) 55 miles per hour in other locations.
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<br>(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district.
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<br>(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a residence district if the highway:
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(i) is not a numbered traffic route; and
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<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(ii) is functionally classified by the department as a local highway.
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<br>(2) 55 miles per hour in other locations.
  
====Unsupported Speed Limits====
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====Adding A speed Limit in the Middle of a Segment====
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When a speed limit changes in the middle of a segment, [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Cut_a_segment_to_create_a_new_junction|cut the segment at that point]] to enter the two speed limits. An example of where this has been done can be found [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-74.81896&lat=41.21121&layers=4069&zoom=6&nodes=500213406&mapProblemFilter=0&mapUpdateRequestFilter=0&venueFilter=0&update_requestsFilter=false&problemsFilter=false here]. If the speed limit changes within 200 feet of an existing junction, make the speed limit change at that junction.
The following speed limits are unsupported by the WME and the Waze app, and '''MUST NOT''' be added to road segments in the WME. Road segments with posted 'advisory' speeds or special speed limits should continue the Speed Limit for passenger vehicles as posted on the '''black and white''' signs pictured above.  
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====Speed limits we will not add====
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=====Speed Limits that vary=====
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If the speed limit changes depending on road conditions, time of day, or day of week, only the 'standard' speed, if any, can be added in WME.
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<gallery>
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File:Var Speed Sign.jpg|Variable Speed Limits
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File:School_Speed_Sign.gif|School Speed
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File:Night_Speed_Sign.jpg|Night Speed
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</gallery>
 
=====Advisory Speed Limits=====
 
=====Advisory Speed Limits=====
 
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In addition, yellow 'advisory' speed signs (as shown below) are usually not enforceable; therefore, 'advisory' speeds, like the ones shown below, should '''NOT''' be added to the waze map.  
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Advisory speed limits are speed limits that are not legally enforceable. Do not add them to the waze map.
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:Advisory_Plaque.jpg|Advisory Plaque
 
File:Advisory_Plaque.jpg|Advisory Plaque
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=====Special Speed Limits=====
 
=====Special Speed Limits=====
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Only maximum speeds for private vehicles can be added. Do not add special speeds for other types of vehicles.
{{As of|2016|02}}, the WME and Waze App only support maximum speed limits for passenger vehicles, without variation for time of day, or day of the week. Specialty, also known as 'bannered', speed limits, like the ones shown below, should '''NOT''' be added to the Waze map.
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<gallery>
 
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File:Night_Speed_Sign.jpg|Night Speed
 
 
File:Truck_Speed_Sign.jpg|Truck Speed
 
File:Truck_Speed_Sign.jpg|Truck Speed
File:School_Speed_Sign.gif|School Speed
 
 
File:Minimum_Speed_Sign.jpg|Minimum Speed
 
File:Minimum_Speed_Sign.jpg|Minimum Speed
 
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{{mbox|text=School zone speed limits that are in effect 24 hrs per day, and 365 days a year, should be added to the map. }}</onlyinclude>
 
 
====Adding A speed Limit in the Middle of a Segment====
 
When a speed limit changes in the middle of a segment in order to make the change that segment needs to be cut to separate where the 2 speed limits differ if you are unfamiliar on how to cut an existing segment without damaging the road you can follow the instructions found [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Cut_a_segment_to_create_a_new_junction|here]]. This process will create what appears to be an unnecessary junction node but in reality this node is needed in order to set where the change in the Speed Limit happens. An example of where this has been done can be found [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-74.81896&lat=41.21121&layers=4069&zoom=6&nodes=500213406&mapProblemFilter=0&mapUpdateRequestFilter=0&venueFilter=0&update_requestsFilter=false&problemsFilter=false here].
 
<br>Please note that we are not looking to be exact with where the SL changes only accurate to within 300' therefore if there is an existing junction within that 300 feet have the SL transition there rather than adding a new junction.
 
  
 
===PA Speed Limit Resources===
 
===PA Speed Limit Resources===

Revision as of 15:52, 19 February 2016

Speed Limits

Speed Limit Sign
Waze users will soon be able to choose to be notified about whether they are speeding, so map editors are now adding speed limits to road segments.

All speed limits added to the map must match federal, state, and municipal laws or regulations that designate maximum speeds for passenger vehicles. These are white signs with black lettering. Advisory speed limits should not be used. Part-time speed limits should not be used.

Speed Limits Near intersections

If a speed limit sign changes the speed limit, and it is 200 feet after the intersection or closer, start the new speed limit AT the intersection.[1]

Speed Limit Sign Location

Look for speed limit signs at the beginning and end of each speed zone, and every 1/2 mile or closer, though some of these signs might be missing in rural areas. [2]

Roads Without Speed Limit Signs

If there are no posted signs, follow the PA guidelines:[3]
(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district.
(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a residence district if the highway:
    (i) is not a numbered traffic route; and
   (ii) is functionally classified by the department as a local highway.
(2) 55 miles per hour in other locations.
(1) 35 miles per hour in any urban district.
(1.2) 25 miles per hour in a residence district if the highway:
    (i) is not a numbered traffic route; and
   (ii) is functionally classified by the department as a local highway.
(2) 55 miles per hour in other locations.

Adding A speed Limit in the Middle of a Segment

When a speed limit changes in the middle of a segment, cut the segment at that point to enter the two speed limits. An example of where this has been done can be found here. If the speed limit changes within 200 feet of an existing junction, make the speed limit change at that junction.

Speed limits we will not add

Speed Limits that vary

If the speed limit changes depending on road conditions, time of day, or day of week, only the 'standard' speed, if any, can be added in WME.

Advisory Speed Limits

Advisory speed limits are speed limits that are not legally enforceable. Do not add them to the waze map.

Special Speed Limits

Only maximum speeds for private vehicles can be added. Do not add special speeds for other types of vehicles.

PA Speed Limit Resources

Pennsylvania Turnpike Speed Limit Map
PA Title 67
PA Title 75


References

  1. PA Title 67 PA Title 67, 212.108 (e) If the new speed limit begins at an intersection, the first sign should be installed within 200 feet beyond the intersection.
  2. PA Title 75 The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75), §3362 indicates that speed limit signing must be in accordance with Department regulations to include “…posting at the beginning and end of each speed zone and at intervals not greater than one-half mile”. In addition, the installation of speed limit signing will function as a constant reminder of the roadway’s speed limit. "
  3. PA Title 7575.3362