This has made my day.
Finally, sense might prevail with New Zealand’s insane right-hand-turn rule.
Right-hand rule not the right rule
The notorious right hand rule should be consigned to the dustbin as a bad idea and if Australia can do it, so can we, says the Automobile Association.
New Zealand is the only country in the world with the right hand rule – if cars are turning they give way to all traffic not turning, and in all other situations, give way to traffic crossing or approaching from the right.
And just as I’ve said before:
Mr Noon said the rule was confusing for the more than 1 million tourists that visited New Zealand each year and New Zealanders travelling all over the planet.
The rule was responsible for a lot of side impact accidents, where the driver was not well protected.
One newspaper survey showed 20 percent of drivers did not observe it, he said.
“In most cases he who is bravest goes first and gets across.”, said Stephen Joyce
Absolutely true. I’ve found this to be even more the case since purchasing a vehicle with a bull-bar. Now I always have right of way.
Transport Minister Stephen Joyce, what a man. A man of reason, insight, common sense, and logic.
The status-quo is utter, complete chaos, and must be ended.
If anyone still need convincing, see my scientific explanation from a while back.
Well done to the AA (equivalent to RACV etc, not the alcoholics’ group) and Stephen Joyce.
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