2 Sep 2009

Samoa road switch opponents asked to monitor drunk drivers

1:54 pm on 2 September 2009

The Samoan Prime Minister is calling on opponents of the driving side switch to help monitor drunk drivers when the change is introduced on monday next week.

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi also asked them to monitor people who damage road signs.

His comments were made as part of his public address after a protest march in Apia yesterday, in which he rejected a request by the lobby group People Against Switching Sides, or PASS, to delay the switch until all safety measures are implemented.

The Prime Minister says the government had responded to protests last year by delaying implementation of the plan for 12 months, and wouldn't consider a further postponement.