26 Oct 2006

Samoa police consider breathalysers to curb drunk driving

6:59 pm on 26 October 2006

Samoa is considering introducing breath analyzers after a series of drunk-driving accidents, including two fatal accidents.

The Ministry of Police has proposed a law which would allow police to use the device.

It has been referred to the Cabinet for review, and Acting Police comissioner, Papali'li Li'o, says the police are positive Cabinet will approve it for it to be discussed in Parliament.

He says police will continue to promote their road safety programmes through the media.

And he adds the use of breath analysers could be another way to save lives.