Yesterday was a big day in the history of NZ traffic regulations. No: We still do not drive / ride on the correct side of the road. 😉 But at least some of the rules known to drivers in other larger countries are now also obeyed in New Zealand. Two rules of the “Give Way” rule changed yesterday for the better and in my eyes more logical rules.

In anticipation of this fundamental change, traffic lights were adjusted where there is a crucial intersection and every channel imaginable was used to transmit the information.

Signal changes in NZ
Signal changes in NZ

Fortunately, my daily commute is rather short and governed by traffic lights in both directions so that I can hardly go wrong. And I am more used to this new rule anyway from driving in before coming to New Zealand.

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