road rules

Give-way rules set to change

New Zealand's idiosyncratic give-way road rules are set to change.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has this morning unveiled the Government's Safer Journeys 10-year road safety strategy.

In a speech at parliament, Mr Joyce confirmed a package of measures to tackle teen drivers. The package will go to Cabinet this month. It includes:

* Raising the driving age from 15 to 16;

* Requiring novice drivers to have 120 hours' supervised practice before driving alone;

* Introducing a zero drink-drive limit for drivers under 20;

* Better education;