Samoa RACs Waiting to Convert to Right-Hand-Drive Fleets

Rental car companies in Samoa are taking a wait-and-see attitude on when to convert their fleets to right-hand-drive vehicles, Radio New Zealand International reports.

The country will convert to driving on the left-hand side of roads next year, a controversial move that’s met with considerable public resistance.

“We basically haven’t done anything to that effect as far as the association is concerned. We are still using our current fleets, as you can appreciate we’re still driving on the right hand side of the road using a left-hand vehicle. We won’t do anything until it gets pretty close to the date and see how that’s going to really have an impact on our business,” Roy Lee, president of the Samoa Car Association, told Radio New Zealand International.

Lee said many association members are worried for the safety of tourists visiting Samoa after the change goes into effect.

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

Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

What is Your Time Worth?

Personal observations of retail and travel transactions reveal just how much a consumer’s time is worth today, and how increasingly intolerant we are of inefficient transactions.

Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>