Safety equipment long overdue

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The Land Transport Authority has armed itself with $40,000 new gear to track down speeding vehicles on the streets of Samoa. The investment in road safety involves the acquisition of three radar guns and three laser speed detectors in a bid to discourage speeding. What do you think? Do we really need such equipment? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Tafaimalo Samoa

Tafaimalo Samoa 
Satalo, 48

The increasing number of accidents due to dangerous driving tells us that this is a very good move. I honestly think we need it. Thanks to the L.T.A. for this great initiative. Malo lava!

Ufie Maelega

Ufie Maelega 
Luatuanu’u, 60

It’s not a question of whether we need it. Those cameras are long overdue. In New Zealand, Australia and other continents, these devices help police to save lives. I don’t understand why it has taken so long. I’m all for this system. They will save lives.

Talalelei Stanley

Talalelei Stanley, 19 
Vailoa Aleipata

It’s good that we’ve got this equipment but it becomes useless if it is not used appropriately. Of course it is a positive that we have them now but the officials at L.T.A. must not misuse them for their own purpose. They should be used for what it is brought here for. Otherwise, I support the move.

Maria Collins
Maria Collins
Siufanua Maselino
Siufanua Maselino
Tafaimalo Samoa
Tafaimalo Samoa
Talalelei Stanley
Talalelei Stanley
Ufie Maelega
Ufie Maelega

Maria Collins

Maria Collins 
Togafu’afu’a, 35

I want to say a big fa’amalo to the L.T.A for this. Not only that those cameras will make it easier for you to give speeding tickets to those ‘fast and furious’ drivers, it will save them from death as well. Keep up the good work. I think these radars should cover Upolu and Savaii.

Siufanua Maselino

Siufanua Maselino
Le’auva’a, 21

I feel safer as a road user just by knowing that there are people clamping down on speedy drivers. We’ve seen far too many lives wasted because of the lack of care when it comes to speed limits. This is a positive development for Samoa and one that I welcome.

Faatasi Nusi

Fa’atasi Nusi 
Sale’imoa, 49

I was very happy when I heard that speed radars are about to be installed in our country. This new system will absolutely save lives especially since children are now back to school. We need a safer Samoa. I am hoping that this (new system) will reduce the number of accidents in our country over the coming years.

 

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