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?.

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