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Topic # 57987 3-Mar-2010 15:59
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Right hand give way rule to go:

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/right-hand-rule-go-3390803

bad idea. too many people will be confused. there will be lots more accidents while people get used to it.

about the 15 year olds being denied licences, ah i agree with the points made here:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150113679035082

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  Reply # 304008 3-Mar-2010 16:09
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I dont recall lots of accidents when they changed it over in 1977. I am in total agreement with the change, the sooner the better.

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  Reply # 304013 3-Mar-2010 16:13
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I think licenses should be issued to 18 years and olders only.

I think the right-hand giveaway rule should stay. What's so wrong about it that people dislike it? When it goes, we will see a lot of people waiting to cross and not having a chance - a lot of road rage to ensue, IMHO.




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  Reply # 304014 3-Mar-2010 16:15
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Once again all hype and propaganda. As if 15y.o are the biggest problem on or roads. Once again another government ignoring the real problem, training.
When we get proper driver education in schools, you will see a reduction in the under 20 road toll.
That and yearly retests for over 70's.

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  Reply # 304017 3-Mar-2010 16:17
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The RHR works well as long as "Everyone" knows exactly how it works however lots of people get hesitant, especially if there is a car coming up from behind. saying that going back to Left hand Rule is more simplistic and less troublesome. I would LOVE to see free turn left on a RED if clear traffic. When in the USA for I thought this was great and kept up traffic momentum

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  Reply # 304018 3-Mar-2010 16:18
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AAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you are kidding me??? This is a joke

If not I am going to be toast

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  Reply # 304026 3-Mar-2010 16:33
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Leave the driving age where it is and change the right hand rule ASAP.

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  Reply # 304034 3-Mar-2010 16:50
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Lose the right hand rule and put up more no right turn signs would be my preference.




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  Reply # 304035 3-Mar-2010 16:54
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  I would LOVE to see free turn left on a RED if clear traffic. When in the USA for I thought this was great and kept up traffic momentum


You have my vote!


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  Reply # 304037 3-Mar-2010 16:55
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Give everyone bicycles, and tell them to deal with it :D

Seriously, I just dn't care whether it changes or not.

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  Reply # 304038 3-Mar-2010 16:55
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Interesting article on why we changed and what happened when Victoria changed back in 1993. Maybe we should just introduce trams so that it makes sense.

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Reply # 304046 3-Mar-2010 17:11
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rscole86: Give everyone bicycles, and tell them to deal with it :D

Seriously, I just dn't care whether it changes or not.


The GZers will just have to pedal twice as fast to power all of their gadgets...

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  Reply # 304057 3-Mar-2010 17:24
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natedog:
rscole86: Give everyone bicycles, and tell them to deal with it :D

Seriously, I just dn't care whether it changes or not.


The GZers will just have to pedal twice as fast to power all of their gadgets...


Pedal??? STFU - If I haev to get a bike it would be one with a motor ;)




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  Reply # 304064 3-Mar-2010 17:54
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I'd prefer we be consistent with the rest of the world.

I was surprised to see the current version for the T intersection rule... Seriously, if I was on the trunk of the T, and I didn't give way, there'd be an accident.

Both rules get a +1 from me.

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Reply # 304065 3-Mar-2010 17:56
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kiwitrc: I dont recall lots of accidents when they changed it over in 1977. I am in total agreement with the change, the sooner the better.

+1

It was a stupid rule when they introduced it in 1977, and it is stupid now.

Overseas visitors are rarely made aware of the rule when hiring a car or campervan, or can't understand the stupidity and complexity of it anyway.  Get rid of it. It is no help to anyone, it is mis-applied regularly, causes confusion and there is a very good reason for it not being in use anywhere else in the world!





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