Samoa: protests against upcoming side switch of road traffic

The small Pacific island country of Samoa is due to change from driving on the right-hand side to the left on September 7, in the first switch since Nigeria, Ghana and Yemen shifted to the right in the 1970s and Sweden did so in 1967.Since the government announced the plan in 2007, huge protest marches have been held, more than a sixth of the population of around 180,000 people has signed a petition calling for the changeover to be reversed, and a court is expected to rule on its legality later this week.Source: AFP; read article here>>.

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