The Samoa Police service have issued a public notice warning road users to expect a heightened presence of road blocks over the weekend as part of their road safety campaign.
Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said there have been too many traffic incidents lately.
“We felt compelled to go the extra mile to make our streets a little safer for all of us and our families,” said Su’a.
The Commissioner says the campaign has received much support from the Samoa Australia Police Partnership program.
“We have been conducting extra training on road safety measures, including street tactics for traffic officers. It’s also an opportunity to use some of our new traffic equipment,” added Su’a.
Police Notice: Police Checkpoints – Road Safety Campaign.
The public is hereby advised that SPPCS will be conducting police road blocks for the enforcement of various traffic infringements. These roadblocks will be located around Apia CBD and will progress to outskirts of Samoa in the coming months.
Police traffic infringements focus includes;
i) Unlicensed Vehicles
ii) Unlicensed Drivers
iii) Unsafe Vehicles
iv) Drivers driving under the influence of alcohol
v) Additional Lights
vi) Public Service Vehicles Infringements
Please expect that your vehicle may be impounded if it is deemed unsafe and Traffic Offence Notice will be issued.
We remind the public that these enforcements is to ensure safety on our roads.
Working together for a safe and secure Samoa
Galulue fa’atasi mo se Samoa saogalemu