6 Dec 2005

American Samoa set to crack down on junk cars

1:45 pm on 6 December 2005

The American Samoa government is considering ways to control the number of vehicles that can be imported into the territory and how to get rid of junk cars.

A caller to the governor's radio programme asked Governor Togiola Tulafono whether the government had given thought to limiting the number of vehicles that a family can own so as to control congestion of roads.

The governor said the government had no such plans and indicated that limiting the number of vehicles a person owned, might be an infringement on individual rights.

But he acknowledged that the number of vehicles in the territory was becoming a problem and something must be done to address the situation.