10 Jun 2008

Samoa government sets limits for drink driving, legalises breathalyser use

3:16 pm on 10 June 2008

The Samoa government is introducing more new road safety measures as it moves ahead with its controversial plan to change driving to the left hand side of the road.

Just recently the Attorney General's Office was advised to amend existing legislation because the current law had no provision for the level of alcohol which marks the legal limit.

Laws have also been passed to allow for the use of breathalysers which were introduced earlier this year.

Our Correspondent in Samoa, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia has more.

"I believe that sometime this week the government, through the ministry of transport and control board and the road safety committee will kick off a campaign of safety on roads."

Autagavaia says the government is still pressing ahead with its measures despite pending court cases on the left hand drive law.