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  Reply # 597550 20-Mar-2012 10:39 Send private message

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Yes the blue car goes first, even when both the red and blue cars are turning right.


Don't really see any issue remembering this one - still works like a roundabout.  I haven't seen any intersections like this for a while that don't at least have a white circle painted in the middle, effectively turning them into mini-roundabouts.

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  Reply # 597551 20-Mar-2012 10:51 Send private message

I honestly cant see how the new rules can be confusing.  Its only going back to what we had before and is more common sense and really is less confusing than the present ones.  Thats why Australia went back to it in 1993 but New Zealand stuck with it.  It will also be easier for tourists coming in as it is what they are used to  as well.




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  Reply # 597553 20-Mar-2012 10:52 Send private message

BraaiGuy: 

Here is the confusing bit. Have not seen one of these intersections anywhere except for maybe out on a farm in some remote place. Don't think its anything to worry about.





Imagine traffic lights which have failed, same deal.  Blue has right of way, give way to right, imagine there is a roundabout - also take great care and try to avoid the intersection, because while you, and I know what to do, 95% of the population have no clue.




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  Reply # 597571 20-Mar-2012 11:20 Send private message

Gilco2: I honestly cant see how the new rules can be confusing.  Its only going back to what we had before and is more common sense and really is less confusing than the present ones.  Thats why Australia went back to it in 1993 but New Zealand stuck with it.  It will also be easier for tourists coming in as it is what they are used to  as well.


It wasn't 'Australia' it was Victoria; and there it was only adopted because it was hoped it would help with traffic issues related to the Melbourne trams (it didn't). 




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  Reply # 597586 20-Mar-2012 11:34 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
It wasn't 'Australia' it was Victoria; and there it was only adopted because it was hoped it would help with traffic issues related to the Melbourne trams (it didn't). 


I believe Tasmania too and even they realised it was a bad idea. :P

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  Reply # 597620 20-Mar-2012 12:31 Send private message

so,it's give way to red cars, blue have right of way, got it .

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  Reply # 597985 20-Mar-2012 23:08 Send private message

The new rules are easy to remember, if they are turning next to the curb, they have right of way from the 25th. I did the quiz and got the 8/9 the roundabout got me, since as long as I have been driving, first to the enter the roundabout has right of way, and since I have the fastest car, get out of my way :)


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  Reply # 597990 20-Mar-2012 23:38 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
Gilco2: I honestly cant see how the new rules can be confusing.  Its only going back to what we had before and is more common sense and really is less confusing than the present ones.  Thats why Australia went back to it in 1993 but New Zealand stuck with it.  It will also be easier for tourists coming in as it is what they are used to  as well.


It wasn't 'Australia' it was Victoria; and there it was only adopted because it was hoped it would help with traffic issues related to the Melbourne trams (it didn't). 


Um, nope, It was coz Vic was the only state NOT doing it....

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  Reply # 598020 21-Mar-2012 07:55 Send private message

Please excuse me if this has been mentioned (this threads betting long and I can't be bothered trawling back through everything)

Got directed to this one the other day, a bit more interactive that the NZTA one.  100% for me  woo hoo!

http://www.giveway.co.nz/interactive 




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  Reply # 598028 21-Mar-2012 08:23 Send private message

turnin: so,it's give way to red cars, blue have right of way, got it .


Im going out to buy a blue car. 

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  Reply # 598034 21-Mar-2012 08:38 Send private message

Just to piss off the Samoan Gov we should also switch to drive on the right on Sunday morning as well.. :-)




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  Reply # 599190 23-Mar-2012 16:12 Send private message

scuwp: Please excuse me if this has been mentioned (this threads betting long and I can't be bothered trawling back through everything) Got directed to this one the other day, a bit more interactive that the NZTA one.  100% for me  woo hoo!

http://www.giveway.co.nz/interactive 

Enjoyed that, the two cyclist questions were great. I only wish they had included a roundabout and a driveway exit to get across the idea the give way to the right rule still applies.

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  Reply # 599196 23-Mar-2012 16:32 Send private message

Number 11 is interesting. The approaching car should received a fine of $150.00. I wonder why they included that.

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  Reply # 599203 23-Mar-2012 16:47 Send private message

gcarmich: Number 11 is interesting. The approaching car should received a fine of $150.00. I wonder why they included that.

Because it demonstrates the new rule from 25th march.

Both cars belong to the company producing the training video by the way. But yes.. it is filmed on public roads before the 25th obviously..

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Reply # 599207 23-Mar-2012 16:56 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
Gilco2: I honestly cant see how the new rules can be confusing.  Its only going back to what we had before and is more common sense and really is less confusing than the present ones.  Thats why Australia went back to it in 1993 but New Zealand stuck with it.  It will also be easier for tourists coming in as it is what they are used to  as well.


It wasn't 'Australia' it was Victoria; and there it was only adopted because it was hoped it would help with traffic issues related to the Melbourne trams (it didn't). 
yes I am aware it was Victoria and as far as I am aware Victoria is still in Australia and havent defected.




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