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  • Give Way Rules Have Changed

    Give Way Rules Have Changed

    Please note that two of the Give Way rules change tomorrow (Sunday 25th March 2012) at 5:00am.

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/arou...user-rule.html

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/arou...rule-quiz.html

    http://www.giveway.co.nz/interactive

    Be careful and pay attention!!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Give Way Rules Change Tomorrow started by Mental Trousers View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. superman's Avatar
      superman -
      BEST DAY to get that vehicle you've over insured written off.
    1. mashman's Avatar
      mashman -
      I was hoping, on the interactive one, that it would end horrifically if I got the answers wrong... no such luck...

      Fingers crossed everyone
    1. DrunkenMistake's Avatar
      DrunkenMistake -
      Ill be riding on the footpath thanks.
    1. ducatilover's Avatar
      ducatilover -
      Quote Originally Posted by mashman View Post
      I was hoping, on the interactive one, that it would end horrifically if I got the answers wrong... no such luck...

      Fingers crossed everyone
      I aimed for the cyclist, nothing happened
    1. Pussy's Avatar
      Pussy -
      From all the stuff about it that I have seen on telly and in the papers... buying a green car will sort it. No worries.
    1. Maha's Avatar
      Maha -
      Just remember...that even if you think you have a handle on the new Give Way rule, the other person may not.

      Being Vigilant is the key.
    1. scumdog's Avatar
      scumdog -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
      Just remember...that even if you think you have a handle on the new Give Way rule, the other person may not.

      Being Vigilant is the key.
      Last line sums it up - plus a big dose of courtesy...
    1. Maha's Avatar
      Maha -
      Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
      Last line sums it up - plus a big dose of courtesy...
      Indeed, only a fool will take to the roads tomorrow in the belief that all is well.
    1. mashman's Avatar
      mashman -
      Quote Originally Posted by ducatilover View Post
      I aimed for the cyclist, nothing happened
      better luck tomorrow
    1. far queue's Avatar
    1. Berries's Avatar
      Berries -
      I've been using the new rules for the past three weeks and haven't had a problem.
    1. Gremlin's Avatar
      Gremlin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
      Indeed, only a fool will take to the roads tomorrow in the belief that all is well.
      Or some of us simply must make things harder for ourselves. New tyres (knobbly 50/50 tyres of course) being fitted tomorrow with a forecast of rain and the rules changing
    1. Floppy disk's Avatar
      Floppy disk -
      Don't be worried about tomorrow. Everyone will be attentive. It's the days and weeks that follow that are the real concern as people's vigilance drops and reflexes take over. Those 10 and 20 year old driving reflexes..
    1. StiffyAlways's Avatar
      StiffyAlways -
      Quote Originally Posted by Floppy disk View Post
      Don't be worried about tomorrow. Everyone will be attentive. It's the days and weeks that follow that are the real concern as people's vigilance drops and reflexes take over. Those 10 and 20 year old driving reflexes..
      Yep, just like when youre first learning to drive. Every intersection youre thinking "who gives way", after a few months it becomes habit/instinct and you stop thinking. Im predicting next weekend is when the accidents will happen....you may have learnt the new rules, but has your subconcious?..
    1. Scuba_Steve's Avatar
      Scuba_Steve -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
      Indeed, only a fool will take to the roads tomorrow in the belief that all is well.
      pfft all is well, they either know the new rules or buy me a new vehicle.
      Needless to say I'm not on the bike at the mo & I could do with a new cage, this ones getting expensive to run.
    1. SMOKEU's Avatar
      SMOKEU -
      I'm sticking to the push bike from now on around town.
    1. James Deuce's Avatar
      James Deuce -
      No one knew what the old ones were. How will a rule change make ANYTHING different from the "watch out for myself first" MO you should be using?
    1. Maha's Avatar
      Maha -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scuba_Steve View Post
      pfft all is well, they either know the new rules or buy me a new vehicle.
      Needless to say I'm not on the bike at the mo & I could do with a new cage, this ones getting expensive to run.
      I just tested a change...me turning right giving way to a vehicle turning left and another vehicle turning right out of the road I was turning into, giving way to me...driver said ''well done bro''!...success
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by SMOKEU View Post
      I'm sticking to the push bike from now on around town.
      Wear a Hi vis' vest ... it gives us a better aiming point ....
    1. mossy1200's Avatar
      mossy1200 -
      Simple.If your turning and going to hit someone in the drivers door your in the wrong.

      Wait .That says if someone else gets it wrong your Forked.
      Time to weld plate in drivers door incase it goes demo derby out there.

      on the bike ill be stoping for anything that looks like it might hit me.
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