Changes to NZ Give Way Traffic Rules

Changing the give way rules for turning vehicles is part of the Government's Safer Journeys strategy. Safer Journeys introduces changes that make the most difference to reducing the likelihood of people dying or being seriously injured on our roads.

The give-way rule changes will help reduce confusion on our roads by removing some of the demands the current rules place on drivers’ decision-making at intersections, and could reduce relevant intersection crashes by seven per cent.

The two give-way rules being changed are:

  1. the left turn v. right turn
  2. uncontrolled T-intersections


Clik on the pdf below to read the latest report from NZ Transport Agency.