Sunday March 25, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. the give way rules change. We are excited about this because it will now be more in line with the American yield rules. However, it will change a rule that has been in existence for many, many years for New Zealanders. Since they drive on the opposite side of the road the old rules has always been a little confusing for us. The two new rules are "If you're turning right, give way" . The old way was if you were turning right the the traffic turning left or going straight had to wait for you. We will always confused by this since we thought that the traffic going straight would have the right of way. Second rule: "Top of the 'T' goes before me. This means that if you come to a T in the road that the straight traffic and the right turning traffic now have the right of way. The new rules are much more consistent with the American rules. Wish us luck as we travel to church today.
March 25, 2012