3.3.4. Road signs

If there is a road sign, traffic light, or marking an intersection that differs from the general traffic rules, then that intersection can be linked to a special YME item — “Road sign”.

There are three types of “Road signs” on YME:

  1. Restricted maneuver is used to indicate actions like “Right turn forbidden”, “Left turn forbidden”, etc. Use examples can be found in section 3.3.4.1. Road signs: examples.

    This type of road sign is also used to represent:

    • Obstacles on the roads

    • No entry when there are exceptions for certain types of vehicles (see section 3.1.7.4.1)

    • Vehicle entrances reserved for extreme or emergency situations

    • Vehicle entrances reserved for mail or parcel delivery and technical services

    • Vehicle entrances that are not used at the present time or are permanently blocked

  2. Mark a legal u-turn on one-line roads at the locations where the solid line breaks, as well as at the intersections of one-line roads (with the exception of situations where there is a sign forbidding u-turns).

    Use examples can be found in section 3.3.4.1. Road signs: examples.

  3. Restricted entry: represents lifting gates, security checkpoints, and passageways where vehicle or pedestrian access is restricted (including lifting gates on paid parking lots). This sign is also used to represent the “Traffic prohibited” and “Motor vehicle traffic prohibited” signs on city streets (since they allow one to reach their home or workplace but restrict general traffic), etc.

    Don't use a Restricted entry sign to represent the following:

    • Lifting gates at railway crossings

    • Lifting gates at toll booths

    • Checkpoints at national borders

    See also section 3.3.1.7. Rules for drawing road barriers.

“Road signs” items include the following components:

  1. The Intersection (crossing) where the road sign is in effect.

  2. Type of road sign: restricted maneuver, legal u-turn, or Restricted entry.

  3. The section or sections of road where the road sign is in effect.

    The “Legal u-turn” maneuver applies to a single road section.

    The “Restricted entry” and “Restricted maneuver” signs apply to two or more sections of road (before and after the intersection where the road sign takes effect).

You can only set a road sign after you have finished mapping the road sections that they apply to.

Each intersection should only display the road signs that are applicable.

Note.

Besides road signs, you can also mark speed cameras at the intersections of road sections (for more information, see section 3.8.3. Speed cameras) and traffic lights (for more information see 3.8.4. Traffic lights).

Described below:

Additionally, examples of how to enter road signs are described in sections 3.3.1.7. Rules for drawing road barriers. and 3.3.4.1. Road signs: examples.

3.3.4.1. Adding road signs

There are two ways to add a road sign.

You can use the Create → Road infrastructure command, select the appropriate road sign in the panel that opens, and then select the intersection that it relates to on the map. Then follow the instructions below.

You can select the appropriate intersection on the map and then connect it to a new road sign. This method is described below.

To enter a road sign:

  1. Determine where the appropriate intersection is by searching for the appropriate road sign.

    For example, if you are driving in Moscow along Udaltsova St. going towards the intersection with Vernadsky Ave., then the signs indicate the direction of traffic and show that left turns are forbidden (green arrow in the drawing):

    That spot looks like this on Yandex.Maps (the green arrow shows the traffic direction):

  2. Click to select the intersection on the map:

  3. In the attribute panel that opens, click Road intersection and then click Add near Road signs:

  4. In the Road sign panel that opens, choose the value for the maneuver type from the list (Restricted maneuver, Legal u-turn, or Restricted entry):

    Click to indicate the first element of the maneuver (the section of road where the road sign located before the intersection where it takes effect):

    Note.

    The Redraw button will be added to the toolbar.

    When you click on it, the data you entered will be deleted and you can add the road sign again.

  5. Click to indicate the final element(s) of the maneuver (the section(s) of road that the road sign applies to after the intersection where it takes effect):

    A red arrow will mark the beginning maneuver element that you entered earlier.

    If you click on the road section again, it will be excluded from the maneuver.

    If you entered the “Legal u-turn” maneuver during the last step, then only enter one (beginning) maneuver element. A different icon will mark it when the map is edited:

  6. In the Vehicle types field, enter what types of vehicles the maneuver applies to.

    Click the appropriate button to enter this attribute (click once to indicate that a given section of road is accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, public transport, trucks, or light vehicles, and click again to indicate that it is inaccessible to that group).

    When you set the road's accessibility, it is reflected in the pictograph: if the road is inaccessible, the button turns white and the pictograph gets “crossed out”:

  7. If the road sign you are adding involves a time restriction (i.e. it only applies during nights, etc.), then enter these restrictions.

    To do this:

    1. In the attribute panel that opens, click Road sign and then click Add time limit:

    2. Enter the values for the restrictions in the fields that open:

      • Time: the times when the action represented by the road sign starts and ends.

        Enter times in the <HH:MM> format using four digits (for example, 8 hours 00 minutes is written 08:00, and 23 hours 30 minutes — as 23:30).

        If the values of the fields are not entered, then the condition will always apply.

      • During period: the date when the action represented by the road sign starts and ends.

        Enter dates in the <DD:MM> format using four digits (for example, April 1 is written 01.04, and November 23 is written 23.11.

        If the values of the fields are not entered, then the condition will always apply.

      • Weekdays, days of the week, and weekends — check the appropriate boxes.

        All boxes are checked by default; if a road sign does not apply every day of the week, then uncheck the appropriate boxes. For example, if a road sign only applies on weekdays, then uncheck the “Weekends” boxes.

      If a road sign involves a few different time frames (that differ, for example, for weekdays and weekends or for different calendar periods), then click twice on Add time limit to open a second field where you can enter time restrictions along with the appropriate values.

      To delete an extra time restriction entry field, just click  (Delete).

      Note.

      A time restriction will apply to all vehicle times that you marked. If you must create an individual restriction for each type of transport (for example, if trucks are forbidden during nights and buses — during daytimes), then a separate road sign should be created for each transport type.

  8. In the attribute panel, click Save .

  9. The Road sign panel will close and the Road intersection panel will open. In the Road sign section of the latter, you'll see a restricted maneuver link. If several maneuvers are linked to one intersection, then each will have its own link:

    The Road sign panel will open when you click on the link.

    The item will be saved on the map and the intersection, if there is one, will turn green:

3.3.4.2. Road signs: edit, undo, send report to moderator

To edit a road sign:

  1. Click to select the intersection on the map: In the attribute panel that opens, click Restricted maneuver or Legal u-turn for the Road sign:

  2. To edit a road sign, go to the Road sign panel that opens and perform the following:

    1. Tap Edit .

    2. In the Type field, enter the appropriate value for maneuver type (“restricted maneuver” or “legal u-turn”).
    3. Click to change the beginning or ending maneuver elements (if necessary).

      If you click on the road section again, it will be excluded from the maneuver.

    4. In the Vehicle types field, change the list of vehicles the maneuver applies to (if necessary).

    5. In the attribute panel, click Save .

      The item will be saved on the map and the intersection, if there is one, will turn green:

  3. You can use the Undo edits button to return an item to the condition it was in before you started editing it (all the way back to the condition it was in when it was last approved by a moderator). If the item was created recently and still hasn't been approved by the moderator, then undoing edits will result in the item being deleted.

    Only moderators have access to the Delete operation that lets them delete an item. YME users can delete items they created in error by undoing their own edits until the item disappears (if the item was just created and it was not approved by a moderator yet). If an item that was created earlier and already approved by a moderator needs to be deleted, you must report it to the moderator.

    The process for undoing edits is described in section 2.10.6. Item: undo edit, report to moderator, delete item; get link to item.

  4. If an item was already approved by the moderator, then undoing edits will return the item to the condition it was in when it was approved. In this case users cannot delete an item by themselves and will need to report the item to the moderator for it to be deleted. You can sent reports to the moderator regarding a number of issues (not only to request that an item be deleted).

    The procedure for sending reports is described in section 2.10.6. Item: undo edit, report to moderator, delete item; get link to item.