17 May 2011

Public input sought on changes to give-way rule

5:44 pm on 17 May 2011

The Transport Agency is asking for public submissions on proposed changes to give-way road rules.

At present, vehicles turning left must give way to right-turning traffic.

Under the planned change that would be reversed, giving left-turning vehicles the right of way.

Changes are also planned for T-intersections.

The public has until 24 June to make submissions.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says research shows that changing the rules could reduce crashes at intersections by 7%.

Any changes would come into force early next year.