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New Zealand yields to world on road rules

2012-03-23 10:04

Wellington - New Zealand is finally yielding to the rest of the world when it comes to its unique set of road rules.

The Pacific island nation, where drivers drive on the left, has long been the only place on Earth to force vehicles hugging a turn to yield to traffic making a wider arc across an intersection.

That will change on Sunday when the country reverses the rules. The big question may be what took it so long.

The editor of a car review website in New Zealand says the rules are "universally despised" and that he has had several near accidents with tourists who were unaware of them.

Comments
  • Etienne - 2012-03-23 10:36

    an odd way of doing things :s

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