Investigations carried out to determine whether amendments to the legislation relating to vehicle priority at uncontrolled intersections are reported. Legislation in other countries is reviewed briefly, as is case law from the Courts. Accidents at uncontrolled intersections are studied to determine the likely effect of possible amendments on road safety. Finally, driver knowledge of the existing law is examined. While any amendments are unlikely to result in a significant reduction in total road accidents, the understanding of some aspects of the existing law is poor. Amendments that will simplify the law in so far as it applies to turning vehicles appear justified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, New Zealand

    Road Transport Division, Private Bag
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Sanderson, J E
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Traffic Res Rpt. 6
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM