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Samoa direction changes causes jams

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Samoa has become the first country since the 1970s to change the side of the road on which cars are driven.

At 0600 local time, sirens sounded and drivers were told to move from right to left.

The government brought about the change to bring Samoa into line with other South Pacific nations.

A two-day holiday was declared to ease traffic as people got used to the new rules, which faced legal challenges from groups which predicted chaos.

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