20 Dec 2007

Petition against right hand drive switch in Samoa referred to parliamentary committee

7:42 am on 20 December 2007

Samoa's Parliament has decided to refers a petition from organisers of a march against changing the side of the road motorists drive to a special parliamentary committee.

The move came after thousands of protesters marched to parliament on Tuesday to present a petition with 33,000 signatures opposing the proposal.

Another petition against the bill from the Samoa professional engineers association was was also tabled in parliament.

Parliament has now given three months to the special committee to consider the petitions before reporting back to the house.

Meanwhile the government has yet to table in parliament the controversial Road Traffic bill.