To drive in Western Samoa, foreign visitors need to obtain a temporary local driver license at the Ministry of Transportation office; to do that a foreign driver must bring his domestic driver license.
The main road traffic rules:
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- Traffic moves on the left side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years.
- Wearing seat belts when driving is mandatory.
- The speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/h) in Apia and 35 mph (56 km/h) outside Apia.
- The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
- The police phone number is 999.
- To rent a car in Samoa, any driver needs to be at least 25 years of age and have held his driver license for at least one year.