At Least You Don't Rent Cars in Samoa

The island of Samoa is changing the side of the road people drive on this year, and thus will change from left- to right-hand drive vehicles. This has members of Samoa’s Car Rental Association wondering what to do with hundreds of unwanted left-hand drive cars, according to Marianas Variety, “Micronesia’s leading newspaper.”

Association president Roy Lee says businesses must first get rid of left-hand drive vehicles, then buy a whole new fleet of right-hand drive cars. Lee says they can’t send the cars to neighboring Samoa because the cars don’t comply with US safety standards. Re-licensing and retraining of employees is another concern.

A whole new fleet is one thing—would you like to be on Samoan roads the day they switch sides?.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

An Inside Look at Car Rental in China

A trip to a new car rental convention in Guangzhou reveals a booming market, yet one facing unique challenges.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>