35 years ago New Zealand introduced a give way to the right rule on the road. Until 5am on the 25 March this year that remained the rule of the road causing a fair degree of confusion for drivers from abroad because this country was, apparently, the only country in the world with that totally counter-intuitive rule. In Europe a potentially ignorant foreign driver can often be identified by his country's number/registration plate but this is one of the few countries where there are no 'foreign' cars (for all practical purposes).
In fact when Gaz visited a few months ago he pointed out that at T junctions no one seemed to follow the correct procedure anyway and if exiting a side road onto a main road (top of the T) usually gave way to the traffic on the main road entering the side road. In fact when I asked a number of my Kiwi friends they all adopted that approach. A clear case of a silly or counter-intuitive law just being ignored and the following ditty being very apt:
Who died defending his right of way
His way was right
And his will was strong
But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong