11 Dec 2007

Samoa drive switch seen as risk for tourists

2:17 pm on 11 December 2007

A Samoan lawyer says the proposed change to right hand drive vehicles could impact on the safety of tourists.

Toleafoa Solomona To'ailoa's comment comes after the government's decision to make the switch from by next July.

There is resistance to the plan and unconfirmed reports say this may now not happen until 2009.

But Toleafoa questions whether the government has thought about what impact its decision will have on the tourists.

"Once this policy comes into place and when tourists come in they wouldn't want to hop in to a left hand drive vehicle driving on the right side of the road because it will be too dangerous for them."

Toleafoa Solomona To'ailoa