Never heard of the Right hand Rule?
Not a big surprise, really - the only place in the world where it applies in in New Zealand.
The car turning right has priority over the car turning left.
Of course not, and it directly contributes to over 2500 accidents and a couple of fatalities a year.
As well as making any New Zealander who travels overseas and drives into a time-bomb on wheels.
As well as confusing the hell out of the 100,000 self-drivers out of 2.4 million annual tourists to New Zealand and making THEM time-bombs on wheels.
(And yes, I'd like to see the statistics of intersection accident involvement differentiated by resident/non-resident status, please...)
The rule was introduced in Melbourne in Australia to address intersection conflicts between trams and cars and the bureaucrats in Wellington thought it was a GOOD IDEA and introduced it in 1977.
Melbourne found out that it didn't work and got rid of it in 1993.
Number of intersection accidents plummets.
The bureaucrats (and parliamentarians) in Wellington - being a bit slow/dimwitted/cranially challenged (take your pick) - do nothing, despite vocal support for revoking the law from the Ministry of Transport, Minister of Transport Safety, police, local government, Institute of Professional Engineers, cycling groups, and the AA
"Too hard for the public to cope with", says Cabinet.
I would have thought that 35,000-ish accidents and 30 fatalities in the intervening period of 15 years would be more hard to cope with...