NZ had finally decided to change its antiquated road rules. In its wisdom some years ago, NZ bureaucrats decided to develop a set of unique road rules which even its smartest intellectuals would not abide by. These road rules are interesting because they attempt to embody 'politeness' into driver road rules. The scheme was a blatant failure. Why? Because people are inherently self-interested. The 'polite society' succumbed to the realities of human nature.
I am not even going to bother describing these silly road rules. Why? Because they are so counter-intuitive, you will start to have nightmares. But get this - these road rules - which no one follows - will not be changed for another 2 years. You might wonder why because the logic is that they should come in after the 2012 Rugby World Club. Why? I guess because NZ loves the opportunity to suffer longer, and because it wants to utterly confuse foreigners with its 'unique culture'. And I guess it does not mind losing a few more lives in senseless accidents. Oh, and I guess it never occurred to people that what comes naturally to people will be an easy adjustment. Expatriate NZ'ers will thank you for sparing them any more confusion.
Rather than waiting until 2012 to apply the changes, why not simply send every household a brochure about the road changes. i.e. 1.5 million households x $2 = $3mil plus costs. This is a lot cheaper than the $70 mil in losses due to increased road accidents. NZ could also do with the resulting lives for population growth, and it might even improve the country's rankings in the international relevance index.