(a) Only 2 types of driver’s licenses shall be issued in American Samoa: a provisional driver’s license and a private driver’s license.
(b) A learner’s permit shall be considered a driver’s license for purpose of authorizing a person to operate a motor vehicle in American Samoa.
(c) The issuance of any licenses to operate motor vehicles in the Territory of American Samoa other than those specifically authorized in this section is prohibited, except that any government or private enterprise may issue permits for the purpose of allowing their employees to operate motor vehicles owned by the government or private enterprise. Such permit shall contain the following language: “THIS PERMIT IS NOT A DRIVER’S LICENSE. IT DOES NOT SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF 22.0201 REQUIRING THE PERSON TO WHOM THIS PERMIT IS ISSUED TO POSSESS A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE BEFORE OPERATING ANY MOTOR VEHICLE IN THE TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA.”
The requirements of this subsection shall apply to commercial driver’s permits.History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1.