A DRIVER'S LICENSE IN ISRAEL
Teachers delivering driving lessons Issuing a driver's license is sometimes accompanied by concerns as well as many questions. What are the processes required to issue a driving license in Israel? At what age can a license be issued? These are just a few of the questions that come up when we want to get a license.
Therefore, we have dedicated this guide to make it easy for you all the way until the desired license is in your possession. Read now how you can get a driver's license in Israel easily and simply.
DRIVER'S LICENSE - WHO IS ALLOWED TO ISSUE AND FROM WHAT AGE?
Any citizen of the State of Israel can issue a driver's license. Those who suffer from health problems are obliged to report this to the authorities, to check whether a driver's license can still be issued and what medical tests should be done. You can start and study for an Israeli driver's license for a private car from the age of 16.5.
The green form - a form that indicates good health In order to issue a driver's license in Israel, a green form must be issued (Form Rashal 18). This form indicates that you have no medical problem that could endanger you or others on the road. This form must be completed with the results of an eye examination by a licensed optometrist, as well as a certificate of good health from the family doctor. In case you are a soldier, you must sign the military doctor. This form can be obtained at one of the centers scattered all over the country.
The center closest to you can be found on the phone of one of the service providers of the Licensing Office: Premium Pemi: 03-5688140 Taldor: 1900-722-222
Theory test - what is the theoretical test and from what age can it be accessed This test tests your theoretical understanding of traffic laws and traffic signs, as well as your basic understanding of the vehicle you intend to drive. The theory test is an American test - you can choose one correct answer from several possibilities. To pass the theory test, 26 questions or more must be answered correctly, out of 30 questions within 40 minutes.
From the age of 16.5, the theory can be accessed. Theory - Location, cost, and getting an answer The theory test was conducted at one of 20 centers spread across the country. You can make an appointment for the test and pay for it online as well as by mail. Payment for the theory test is NIS 63, and the answer is on the same day.
And what do you do if you fail?
Failing a test is not the end of the world, it just means you have to learn better next time. By law, the test can be taken the next day. However, if you apply again you will have to pay the fee again. Exam in different languages and oral exam A theoretical examination is possible in one of the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, French, English, and Russian. Those who are illiterate, new immigrants (up to the third year from the date of immigration), and those with learning difficulties who have a medical certificate - are entitled to an oral examination.
Who can we study with and how to choose the right teacher for us?
You can learn to drive with any teacher who holds a driver's license. There are a lot of certified schools and teachers in the field. Once you can in terms of age, this is the moment when you should start making inquiries - to see who is the ideal teacher for you.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A DRIVER INSTRUCTOR IN ISRAEL
A good driving instructor is a combination of a person with great patience, alongside professionalism in his field. Try to check teacher recommendations - ask family and friends. Do not be tempted by bombastic promises and overly tempting prices. Do a market survey and check what the real price is for a driving lesson. Try - There is no obligation to stay with the first teacher.
The practical test - take the test Age, cost, and a number of classes The minimum age to take the practical test is 16 and 9 months. You can take the practical test after you have passed the theory, passed the minimum number of lessons (28 lessons), and passed the internal test.
The test - its length, costs and results The payment for the test is divided into two: Payment for the test: NIS 141, which must be paid at one of the post offices Payment for renting the car for use during the test: 265 shekels The test simulates the day-to-day trip and can therefore occur in a variety of terrain conditions. The purpose of the test is to find out how the examinee copes with standard situations of integration on the road, compliance with the various traffic laws and signs, as well as his control of the vehicle. The test lasts about half an hour. The test results can be known on the day of the test, starting at 5:30 p.m. In case you have failed - do not despair, consult with the teacher when to approach you to be tested again. You can wait three weeks and access it again.
NEW DRIVER REGULATIONS
What are the restrictions and what are the permits? A new driver is defined by law as such in the first two years from the moment the license is obtained and therefore is required by law to put a yellow sign indicating this in the rear window of the vehicle. Accompanying driver In your first six months as a new driver, you will need an escort driver (in the first three months you will need a full escort during the day and night, while in the second part of the six months - only at night).
However, if you have passed the age of 24, you can drive without an escort driver. An escort driver is defined in the law as one who is 24 years of age or older and has a license of 5 years or more, as well as a driver aged 30 and over, who holds a license for 3 years or more. Drive alongside an escorted driver for at least 50 hours (20 hours on a city road, 15 hours on an intercity road, 15 hours a night), and at the end fill out a form indicating this.
It's time to ask the family for some help and some tips from veteran drivers who already know how to behave properly on the road. Limiting the number of passengers and requiring a refresher course Because the driver is not yet skilled in driving, there is a limit to the number of passengers in the vehicle in which a new driver is driving.
Under the age of 21, it is allowed to drive up to two passengers in a vehicle. However, if there is an escort while driving an escort driver - there is no limit on the number of passengers. Also, pay attention after you have gone through the period of time that defines you as a new driver. Require a refresher course. This course takes place in the fifth year of the license and is an almost final stamp that you are a senior driver. You can see that with a professional teacher, perseverance, and observance of traffic laws - you too will be able to drive soon.