About driving
Posted by Halans
Country: New Zealand
Region: All
Website: www.ltsa.govt.nz
Date: 11th April 2005
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I guess you already know about the fact they drive left in NZ. But one thing worth mentioning is one of their 'give way' rules, which is quite unique for NZ apparently (they don't do it in Australia, nor Hong Kong, Singapore. Don't know about UK.) In simple terms, it is the following: " At intersections, give way 'yield' to all traffic crossing or approaching from the right." If you want to turn left, but the car from the other direction also wants to turn to his right (the same road you want to turn into), you have to give way 'yield' to him, because he is approaching from your right. I was at an intersection where I wanted to turn right, waiting for the other cars to pass, but the other one stopped and flashed his lights. I though 'friendly people here, stopping for me'. But now I guess, they must have tought 'bloody tourist'. I hate to think about the times I didn't give way to the other traffic. For Americans and Canadian visitors: "You cannot turn left when the stop light at an intersection is red."

Posted by: Amber - aperry12[at]caledonian dot ac dot uk
Date: Monday, 05th February 2007 12:02 PM
they don't have this rule in the UK - but they have it in france (which is interesting seeing as they drive on the right)
Posted by: JAY
Date: Wednesday, 09th May 2007 08:04 PM
i live in new zealand auckland and i think it is awsome here any people should come if they are intrested in awsome sites and cool theme parks.
Posted by: Terri - metric_squid[at]hotmail dot com
Date: Saturday, 18th January 2014 10:46 PM
These rules have been changed (2012). Please check the LTSA website for more details (not allowed to post the link here). These are the new give way rules.
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