On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM, RussellMc <apptechnz@...> wrote:
> We are changing back to the logical rule that existed about ? 20 years
> Back then they meddled with no proper reason at all and we have had this
> aberrant and dangerous rule ever since.
> They are now restoring the staus quo but are now meddling with another rule.
> International status unknown but:
> At present on an uncontrolled T intersection:
> NZ - left side driving: A car coming up the T shaft and turning right has
> priority over a car coming from their left and turning right across their
> bow ino the T.
> In right side drive countries that reads: A car coming up the T shaft and
> turning left has priority over a car coming from their right and turning
> left across their bow into the T.
> They are changing that so the "main road" car now has priority.
> If they had not done this our rules would again have been wholly symmetric
> and consistent.
> Can't have that, can we?
Both these new rules appear to be giving the same priority as we have
in the UK. I'd argue that the T junction one is also logical and
I have to admit, when I drove in NZ I wasn't aware of the right turn
rule which is being changed - however my first trip (of 2) was almost
20 years ago, so by the sounds of things it may not have existed then?